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Domain Name System Media Types (RFC4027)

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Original Publication Date: 2005-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Apr-29
Document File: 7 page(s) / 12K

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Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

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S. Josefsson: AUTHOR

Abstract

This document registers the media types application/dns and text/dns in accordance with RFC 2048. The application/dns media type is used to identify data on the detached Domain Name System (DNS) format described in RFC 2540. The text/dns media type is used to identify master files as described in RFC 1035.

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Network Working Group                                       S. Josefsson
Request for Comments: 4027                                    April 2005
Category: Informational


                     Domain Name System Media Types

Status of This Memo

   This memo provides information for the Internet community.  It does
   not specify an Internet standard of any kind.  Distribution of this
   memo is unlimited.

Copyright Notice

   Copyright (C) The Internet Society (2005).

Abstract

   This document registers the media types application/dns and text/dns
   in accordance with RFC 2048.  The application/dns media type is used
   to identify data on the detached Domain Name System (DNS) format
   described in RFC 2540.  The text/dns media type is used to identify
   master files as described in RFC 1035.

Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  1
   2.  MIME Type Registration of application/dns  . . . . . . . . . .  2
   3.  MIME Type Registration of text/dns . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  3
   4.  Security Considerations  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  4
   5.  IANA Considerations  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  4
   6.  Acknowledgements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  4
   A.  Disclaimer and License . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  5
       Normative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  5
       Informative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  5
       Author's Address . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  5
       Full Copyright Statements. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  6

1.  Introduction

   Domain Name System (DNS) [1] information is traditionally stored in
   text files, so-called master files or zone files.  The format is
   described in section 5 of RFC 1035 [2].

   DNS data can also be stored in a "detached" format, intended for
   archiving purposes, described in RFC 2540 [4].


Josefsson                    Informational                      [Page 1]
RFC 4027             Domain Name System Media Types           April 2005


   This document registers MIME media types for the two data formats,
   with the registration procedures described in RFC 2048 [3].

2.  MIME Type Registration of application/dns

   To: ietf-types@iana.org
   Subject: Registration of MIME media type application/dns

   MIME media type name: application

   MIME subtype name: dns

   Required parameters: None.

   Optional parameters: None.

   Encoding considerations: The data format is binary, and data must be
   transfered unmodified.  Using encodings intended for textual parts is
   not recommended.

   Security considerations: This media type identifies content as being
   deta...