RFC1712 - is anyone actually using GPOS RR's ?

Hi,

As subject says, is anyone actually using these ?

We were thinking of adding this to our automated dns scripts ... but if
nobody actually uses them, we don't want to spend time on it ...

/Jesper

As subject says, is anyone actually using these ?

i don't think so. it's still in "experimental" status, and the bind
code has only this to say about it:

include/arpa/nameser.h: ns_t_gpos = 27, /* Geographical position (withdrawn). */
include/arpa/nameser_compat.h:#define T_GPOS ns_t_gpos
lib/resolv/res_debug.c: {ns_t_gpos, "GPOS", "geographical position (withdrawn)"},

so i don't think anyone ever bothered with it at all.

We were thinking of adding this to our automated dns scripts ... but if
nobody actually uses them, we don't want to spend time on it ...

use LOC (rfc1876) instead. it's more or less the same, but with more
info.

Thanks for the pointer, then my next question will be ...
Are any registering LOC for their routers/hosts ?
Any visual traceroute or similar applications using this ?

/Jesper

use LOC (rfc1876) instead. it's more or less the same, but with more
info.

Thanks for the pointer, then my next question will be ...
Are any registering LOC for their routers/hosts ?
Any visual traceroute or similar applications using this ?

i've got one. yahoo.com has one. try this:

   DNS LOC: Geo-enabling the Domain Name System

Check out NeoTrace at

http://www.neoworx.com/goonline/nttwor.asp

It uses a flat file or DNS LOC records.

Dave