[governance] Re: ICANN Successfully Conducts Laboratory Tests of Internationalised Domain Names

Stephane Bortzmeyer bortzmeyer at internatif.org
Thu Mar 8 16:35:12 EST 2007

On Thu, Mar 08, 2007 at 10:43:24AM -0800,
 Karl Auerbach <karl at cavebear.com> wrote 
 a message of 40 lines which said:

> The reason that response size is important is that DNS responses
> will tend to become larger with the introduction of IDN names, which
> will probably tend to be longer than the current average name.

Same thing with DNSSEC, IPv6, SRV records... Every new technology
increases the average size of the DNS packets.

> And because DNS uses UDP for efficiency and also because DNS has an
> ancient and obsolete 512 byte size limit,

This limit was lifted EIGHT years ago in RFC 2671 (widely implemented,
for instance in BIND, for many versions).

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