Peter Mott writes:
Why create a policy and therefore an administrative
structure to police it
when nobody has identified either a technical or privacy problem with the
present policy or having ns99.waikato.ac.nz allow zone transfers to any host
on the Internet.
On the contrary, RFC 2010, as a fairly clear statement of best practice
for top level nameservers (ccTLD issues differing from root nameservers
only in the numbers), does raise a technical issue -- it states that
their is a *potential* problem with load from zone transfers, just like
it states that there are potential security problems with certain other
Why does one need to wait for trouble to strike before taking action to
It also gives weight to the possibility that the real
purpose behind the
policy is something not yet disclosed.
Only that the full policies for DNS secondary servers have not yet been
fully developed -- they'll be based around RFC 2010 and any subsequent,
relevant issues that have been raised by operators of top level servers.
Are you saying .nz shouldn't be operating to industry best practices?
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