Ray Bellis wrote:
On 21/09/2018 20:12, Dan York wrote:
I do think this is a path we need to go. We need *something* like
CNAME at the apex. Either CNAME itself or something that works in the
same way but might have a different name.
I agree, and earlier today (well, yesterday, now) I wrote it up:
A new version of I-D, draft-bellis-dnsop-http-record-00.txt
has been successfully submitted by Ray Bellis and posted to the
the arguments against SRV in that document are unsupported and wrong.
While there have been previous attempts to promote the use of the SRV
record instead of CNAME records, there have been concerns raised
about the performance impact of the additional DNS lookup an SRV
record would typically require.
SRV responses include additional data.
To achieve equivalent end-user performance as existing CNAME-based
solutions, this document permits recursive resolvers to pre-emptively
look up the target of an HTTP Record and return the corresponding
records to the client. While this feature is not mandatory it is
hoped that support would over time become near ubiquitous.
i think that makes HTTP as fast in terms of round trips as SRV is.
Also, the presence of the Port field in an SRV record is incompatible
with the "Same Origin" security policy enforced by web browsers and
in practise the load-balancing / fallback capabilities of the SRV
record are not widely used either, ...
so use "0" for the port number, and don't include more than one SRV RR.
... and non-DNS based solutions for
this are already widely deployed for HTTP traffic.
so just keep using non-DNS solutions.
there's no benefit to accompany the cost of this proposal compared to
re-use of existing code points which are already broadly implemented.
the HTTP folks are obviously not interested in round trips, anyway:
;; Got answer:
;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: NOERROR, id: 37345
;; flags: qr aa; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 1, AUTHORITY: 0, ADDITIONAL: 1
;; OPT PSEUDOSECTION:
; EDNS: version: 0, flags:; udp: 1280
; COOKIE: 5a8f3fa2fa447f4c (echoed)
;; QUESTION SECTION:
;www.microsoft.com. IN A
;; ANSWER SECTION:
www.microsoft.com. 3600 IN CNAME
;; Query time: 23 msec
;; SERVER: 2620:0:30::53#53(2620:0:30::53)
;; WHEN: Sat Nov 03 23:52:17 UTC 2018
;; MSG SIZE rcvd: 105
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