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Detached Domain Name System (DNS) Information (RFC2540)

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Original Publication Date: 1999-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2000-Sep-13
Document File: 5 page(s) / 12K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

D. Eastlake: AUTHOR

Abstract

A standard format is defined for representing detached DNS information. This is anticipated to be of use for storing information retrieved from the Domain Name System (DNS), including security information, in archival contexts or contexts not connected to the Internet.

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Network Working Group D. Eastlake

Request for Comments: 2540 IBM

Category: Experimental March 1999

Detached Domain Name System (DNS) Information

Status of this Memo

This memo defines an Experimental Protocol for the Internet

community. It does not specify an Internet standard of any kind.

Discussion and suggestions for improvement are requested.

Distribution of this memo is unlimited.

Copyright Notice

Copyright (C) The Internet Society (1999). All Rights Reserved.

Abstract

A standard format is defined for representing detached DNS

information. This is anticipated to be of use for storing

information retrieved from the Domain Name System (DNS), including

security information, in archival contexts or contexts not connected

to the Internet.

Table of Contents

Abstract...................................................1

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

2. General Format..........................................2

2.1 Binary Format..........................................3

2.2. Text Format...........................................4

3. Usage Example...........................................4

4. IANA Considerations.....................................4

5. Security Considerations.................................4

References.................................................5

Author's Address...........................................5

Full Copyright Statement...................................6

1. Introduction

The Domain Name System (DNS) is a replicated hierarchical distributed

database system [RFC 1034, 1035] that can provide highly available

service. It provides the operational basis for Internet host name to

address translation, automatic SMTP mail routing, and other basic

Internet functions. The DNS has been extended as described in [RFC

2535] to permit the general storage of public cryptographic keys in

the DNS and to enable the authentication of information retrieved

from the DNS though digital signatures.

The DNS was not originally designed for storage of information

outside of the active zones and authoritative master files that are

part of the connected DNS. However there may be cases where this is

useful, particularly in connection with archived security

information.

2. General Format

The formats used for detached Domain Name System (DNS) information

are similar to those used for connected DNS information. The primary

difference is that elements of the connected...