On Tue, Dec 05, 2006 at 11:01:05PM +0000, Alex Bligh wrote:

> Noone *has* to upgrade anything. If people don't want to upgrade, that's up
> to them. And I thought your argument (now) was that it was not the protocol
> that was unstable, but various implementations thereof through the
> complexity of the protocol - in which case they will chose the stable
> implementations instead.

I was in this case only referring to Phillip Hallam-Baker's statement
that stability was not a necessary condition for deployment - which
statement in my not so humble opinion shows a large "reality gap".

Other messages I've written to this list indeed state that I find the
current protocol specs to be very complex, to the extent that I doubt they
can be reliably implemented.

I'm making this last statement having fully experienced how hard it is to
write software even for unsigned DNS, given the many oddities around
(broken middle boxes, "mandatory optional behaviour" etc).


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