Distributed configuration of "private" IDNA (Re: IDNA and getnameinfo() and getaddrinfo())

Paul Hoffman phoffman at imc.org
Thu Jun 17 03:39:09 CEST 2010

At 9:28 PM -0400 6/16/10, John C Klensin wrote:
> > The good thing about Punycode/IDN is that it enabled DNS.  The
>> bad thing is that suddenly any network app needs to become a
>> DNS expert.
>Borrowing a theme from another discussion that has been going on
>in parallel, the good thing about getnameinfo and getaddrinfo
>are that they enable IPv6.  The bad thing is that suddenly any
>network app needs to become a routing preferences expert.

+1. Some complexity can be added along a smooth curve; other complexity takes a changed mindset (and, in these cases, a changed API). Wishing it weren't so is fine, but by doing so you are rapidly reduced to "get off my lawn, you kids!".

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