Re: Odd addresses on my wireless network
To: firstname.lastname@example.org Date: Wed, 01 Dec 2004 13:32:25 -0500
On Mon, 29 Nov 2004 10:11:29 PST, David Gillett said:
> I help run a multicampus network of about 6000 nodes, with a very
> healthy set of DNS servers thank you very much. It's annoying, to
> say the least, when clueless users start spewing multicast all over
> it because Apple said it was okay to do that, and I'm extremely
> disappointed by the implication that the IETF is blessing this.
The fact that the IETF blessed a protocol for use in one environment and then
idiots try to use it for other things is not news.
Witness the fact that by some estimates, 98% of the traffic at the root name
servers is due to queries from sites that can't do the DNS protocol correctly
(for starters, some 30% have source addresses in rfc1918 space that leak out).
I'm not sure what the IETF can do other than try to urge the production of more
rfc1925-compliant liveware. Suggestions that network issues could be cured by
the application of chlorine to the gene pool are routinely rejected as an
operational issue not a protocol issue.. ;)
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