Quoting Paul Jakma (paulj at alphyra.ie):
> you think? how do you explain AXFR, NOTIFY and IXFR being part of the
> DNS protocol then?
In fairness, from an IETF legalist's perspective, they're all standards
_track_ RFCs: That is, drafts. Bernstein and devotees thus argue that
they're BINDisms. Much time gets wasted begging the assumption of
My view is that they're consensus standards in the only way that really
matters: They work; they're interoperable; they're in use. If your DNS
daemon doesn't support them, then you _may_ (depending on circumstances
of deployment) have a problem.
That is not to say that they're required for satisfactory nameservice.
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