[net-dns-users] SOA rname as mailbox
rwfranks at acm.org
Wed May 27 20:28:28 UTC 2015
On 26 May 2015 at 11:35, tlhackque <tlhackque at yahoo.com> wrote:
> On 26-May-15 05:15, Einar Lönn wrote:
> > ... and it’s even more tiresome when the maintainer(s) try and justify
> these changes.
The justification is rooted in RFC1035.
I agree that the change for SOA email address was a mistake and should
> have been handled better. At this point, perhaps the only solution
> that could satisfy both camps is a switch that can be set to get one
> behavior or the other. (E.g. $Net::DNS::RFC822_WireFormat = 1)
That would involve another change in API, which would be about as welcome
as a fart in a spacesuit.
I suspect that people are active on this list when their needs aren't
> met. And since debugging DNS always needs "just one more thing", the
> list traffic disproportionately represents debuggers over customers of
> the high-level APIs.
Net::DNS is a "Perl interface to the Domain Name System".
It makes no claim to be a debugging engine, although there is plenty of
debugging that can be done with it.
This controversy aside, we should remember that Dick and the other
> contributors have put a lot of work into producing a functional library,
> and do so as volunteers. The frustration over this and other issues
> should not obscure that.
Thank you. Good to know I still have at least one friend!
I'm all for having the APIs that enable debugging. They're handy, and
> they form the basis for the test suites of important DNS software.
We have been here before. Olaf Kolkman posted a few years ago asking for
more specific proposals for a debugging API. As far as I am aware, he
never received any meaningful response.
But count one user who uses the high-level APIs and does not count
> debugging DNS as the primary use case.
The overwhelming majority of users are in that category, never post on this
list, and have never filed a bug report. The traffic here is in no way
representative of the user population at large.
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