[Pdns-users] HINFO "RFC8482" ""

Peter van Dijk peter.van.dijk at powerdns.com
Thu Mar 21 17:02:50 UTC 2019

Hello Leo,

On 21 Mar 2019, at 14:32, Leo Vandewoestijne wrote:

> 2 days ago PowerDNS 4.2.0 RC1 came out.


> 2 months ago RFC 8482 became effective.

No, it was published. It becomes effective when it is implemented by 
developers and enabled by administrators.

> Now first I looked at where I would need change code to just acomplish 
> a 'HINFO "RFC8482" ""' reply.

Which is a terrible thing to do, especially when DNSSEC is involved.

> So just a grep at "ANY" made me realize it's a whole lot of codebase 
> that could be cleaned up
> (in all the seperate backends).

No - dropping support for ‘ANY’ DNS queries would involve no changes 
to the backends. PowerDNS uses ANY queries internally, even for DNS 
queries that are not ANY.

Kind regards,
Peter van Dijk
PowerDNS.COM BV - https://www.powerdns.com/

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