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RE: IPv6 reverse lookup - lame delegation?

  • From: Randy Bush
  • Date: Tue Feb 10 09:57:49 2004

>>> if i try to log into my machines back in tokyo by IPv6 SSH, it takes
>>> very long time.  i guess i found the reason - (possible) lame delegation
>>> of query returns instantly.
>>> how could we fix it?
>> By fixing the software as was deprecated 2 years+++
>> ago as you should already know.
> for backward compatibility reasons many software do
> 	query;
> 	if (not found)
> 		query;
> i'm not too sure if we can remove the "query" part today.

if, as you say, there was instant response to the query,
then jeroen's response that the software was broken seems even
more clear.

and i don't believe in 'do-gooder' software that tries to make
broken things work anyway.  if it succeeds, no one notices and
says thanks.  if it fails, boy does it look bad.