Toward more sensible whitelisting

Brian E Carpenter brian.e.carpenter at
Wed Jun 15 02:50:14 CEST 2011

On 2011-06-15 09:44, Nick Hilliard wrote:
> On 14/06/2011 00:36, Phil Benchoff wrote:
>> The really big content providers are pretty hesitant to add sites to
>> their
>> whitelist (if they even have one).

Because whitelisting is manual and doesn't scale. It can never be
a real solution.


> They have been so far, yes.  However ipv6 day should have given them a
> pile of useful telemetry about actual access patterns on the day.  If
> these data indicate that adding AAAA records tends not to cause a lot of
> disruption, then a reasonable medium term goal would be to see an end to
> whitelisting and just provide AAAA records to all.
> After all, having AAAA records on content provider sites is actually a
> very early step for ipv6 acceptance.  Getting users to actually use them
> is a much more difficult problem, and getting end-users to the situation
> where they may no longer be fully dependent on ipv4 is way off in the
> unforseeable future.
> Nick

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