[Community-Discuss] Yet more data base problems/inconsistancies

Ronald F. Guilmette rfg at tristatelogic.com
Fri Nov 6 05:09:53 UTC 2020

In message <26aae75f-9047-85d9-efa6-21319369619c at geier.ne.tz>,
Frank Habicht <geier at geier.ne.tz> wrote:

>>> So probably the

>>>> domain: 35.203.196.in-addr.arpa

>>> object shouldn't have been allowed to be created / imported from RIPE...


>> Let me just say at the outset that I may perhaps not be on entirely

>> solid ground here... I may need to drag out my Cricket book and double

>> check this... but my belief at the moment is that what you just said

>> is not actually correct, that DNS is a bit like routing, where a more

>> specific can effectively override a less specific, and that there is

>> nothing to prevent separate and different delegations to both a

>> containing /16 and also to a /24 within that /16.


>I have no idea why Cricket .... ;-)

Cricket Liu co-wrote the (famous?) O'Reilly book titled "DNS and Bind":


In the O'Reilly tradition, the book has a woodcut print of an animal on
the front cover, in this case a grasshopper, which is a close relative
of the cricket species... an image that most folks consider to be a sort
of backhanded tribute to the co-author.

Old school geeks tend to refer to O'Reilly technical books just by the
names of the animals on their respective covers, for example the dreaded
O'Reilly "Bat Book", which can easily double as counterbalance to a small
child on any playground seesaw. (The book may also serve to secure a
car or a small bus from flying off during any tornado.)

>But have to say I agree.

>I was writing what I was writing based on the 2nd paragraph from Anand in


>which maybe I have misinterpreted.

I will go with the more authoritative information source, i.e. the "Cricket

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