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Correspondence between the IAB and DISA on the use of DNS (RFC1401)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000002226D
Original Publication Date: 1993-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2000-Sep-12
Document File: 5 page(s) / 11K

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Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

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Internet Architecture Board: AUTHOR

Abstract

This memo reproduces three letters exchanged between the Internet Activities Board (IAB) and the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) regarding the importance of using the Domain Name System (DNS) throughout the Internet, and phasing out the use of older host name to address tables, such as "hosts.txt".

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Network Working Group Internet Architecture Board

Request for Comments: 1401 Lyman Chapin, Chair

January 1993

Correspondence between the IAB and DISA on the use of

DNS throughout the Internet

Status of this Memo

This memo provides information for the Internet community. It does

not specify an Internet standard. Distribution of this memo is

unlimited.

Abstract

This memo reproduces three letters exchanged between the Internet

Activities Board (IAB) and the Defense Information Systems Agency

(DISA) regarding the importance of using the Domain Name System (DNS)

throughout the Internet, and phasing out the use of older host name

to address tables, such as "hosts.txt".

1. Letter from the IAB to DISA

30 March, 1992

To: Members of the Federal Networking Council,

Members of the Federal Networking Advisory Council,

Colonel Ken Thomas, Chairman,

DoD Protocol Standards Steering Group, DISA/Center for

Standards

CC: C. J. Pasquariello, Associate Director, Center for Standards,

LCDR, David Chappell, Executive Secretary,

PSSG, DISA/Center for Standards

Eduardo Schonborn, Dep Director/DDN PMO

As the IAB, together with others in the Internet Engineering and

Research Task Forces, contemplates the challenges inherent in dealing

with an exponentially expanding Internet, the critical need for

widespread adoption of a uniform Domain Name service is very

apparent.

The attached memorandum is offered by the Internet Activities Board

for your consideration regarding technical policy concerning domain

naming in the US portion of the Internet. The proposed technical

policy is recommended world-wide and will be offered as an RFC for

that purpose. Adoption of such a policy would, we believe, much

enhance the operational efficiency of the existing world-wide

Internet backbone and major networks dependent upon it, including the

DDN Milnet.

Your consideration of this policy question is urged in the strongest

possible terms. We would much appreciate hearing the views of the

Protocol Standards Steering Group by April 20, 1992.

Regards,

A. Lyman Chapin

Chairman, Internet Activities Board

Attachment

The Domain Name System is an Internet Necessity

Internet Activities Board

February 1992

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