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Domain names: Implementation specification (RFC0883)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000003932D
Original Publication Date: 1983-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2000-Sep-13

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P.V. Mockapetris: AUTHOR

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Network Working Group P. Mockapetris

Request for Comments: 883 ISI

November 1983

DOMAIN NAMES - IMPLEMENTATION and SPECIFICATION

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| This memo discusses the implementation of domain |

| name servers and resolvers, specifies the format of |

| transactions, and discusses the use of domain names |

| in the context of existing mail systems and other |

| network software. |

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| This memo assumes that the reader is familiar with |

| RFC 882, "Domain Names - Concepts and Facilities" |

| which discusses the basic principles of domain |

| names and their use. |

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| The algorithms and internal data structures used in |

| this memo are offered as suggestions rather than |

| requirements; implementers are free to design their |

| own structures so long as the same external |

| behavior is achieved. |

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| ***** WARNING ***** |

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| This RFC contains format specifications which |

| are preliminary and are included for purposes |

| of explanation only. Do not attempt to use |

| this information for actual implementations. |

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Mockapetris [Page i]

RFC 883 November 1983

Domain Names - Implementation and Specification

TABLE OF CONTENTS

INTRODUCTION........................................................3

Overview.........................................................3

Implementation components........................................2

Conventions......................................................6

Desi...