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New DNS RR Definitions (RFC1183)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000001996D
Original Publication Date: 1990-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2000-Sep-12
Document File: 14 page(s) / 22K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

C.F. Everhart: AUTHOR [+4]

Abstract

This RFC defines the format of new Resource Records (RRs) for the Domain Name System (DNS), and reserves corresponding DNS type mnemonics and numerical codes. The definitions are in three independent sections: (1) location of AFS database servers, (2) location of responsible persons, and (3) representation of X.25 and ISDN addresses and route binding. All are experimental.

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Network Working Group C. Everhart

Request for Comments: 1183 Transarc

Updates: RFCs 1034, 1035 L. Mamakos

University of Maryland

R. Ullmann

Prime Computer

P. Mockapetris, Editor

ISI

October 1990

New DNS RR Definitions

Status of this Memo

This memo defines five new DNS types for experimental purposes. This

RFC describes an Experimental Protocol for the Internet community,

and requests discussion and suggestions for improvements.

Distribution of this memo is unlimited.

Table of Contents

Introduction.................................................... 1

1. AFS Data Base location....................................... 2

2. Responsible Person........................................... 3

2.1. Identification of the guilty party......................... 3

2.2. The Responsible Person RR.................................. 4

3. X.25 and ISDN addresses, Route Binding....................... 6

3.1. The X25 RR................................................. 6

3.2. The ISDN RR................................................ 7

3.3. The Route Through RR....................................... 8

REFERENCES and BIBLIOGRAPHY..................................... 9

Security Considerations......................................... 10

Authors' Addresses.............................................. 11

Introduction

This RFC defines the format of new Resource Records (RRs) for the

Domain Name System (DNS), and reserves corresponding DNS type

mnemonics and numerical codes. The definitions are in three

independent sections: (1) location of AFS database servers, (2)

location of responsible persons, and (3) representation of X.25 and

ISDN addresses and route binding. All are experimental.

This RFC assumes that the reader is familiar with the DNS [3,4]. The

data shown is for pedagogical use and does not necessarily reflect

the real Internet.

1. AFS Data Base location

This section defines an extension of the DNS to locate servers both

for AFS (AFS is a registered trademark of Transarc Corporation) and

for the Open Software Foundation's (OSF) Distributed Computing

Environment (DCE) authenticated naming system using HP/Apollo's NCA,

both to be components of the OSF DCE. The discussion assumes that

the reader is familiar with AFS [5] and NCA [6].

The AFS (originally the Andrew File System) system uses the DNS to

map from a domain name to the name of an AFS cell database server.

The DCE Naming service uses the DNS ...