[net-dns-users] section RR counts read only

Dick Franks rwfranks at acm.org
Thu Dec 20 12:19:16 UTC 2012

On 20 December 2012 07:29, Calle Dybedahl <calle.dybedahl at init.se> wrote:
> You're making assumptions about how people will want to use your module, and by doing so unnecessarily limiting what it can be used for.

I am making the assumption that end users want what Net::DNS claims to
provide:  Perl interface to the Domain Name System.

The internal components like Header.pm exist to facilitate that
primary mission. Injecting corrupt packets into the global DNS is a
violation of the relevant standards; the design should, where
possible, minimise that risk.

> I'm reminded of this old quote from Larry Wall:
> "Usenet was not designed to stop you from saying stupid things, because that would also stop me from saying clever things."

Larry said nothing about breaking usenet.


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