DNS Terminology (RFC7719)
Original Publication Date: 2015-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2016-Feb-07
Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)
P. Hoffman: AUTHOR [+3]
The Domain Name System (DNS) is a simple query-response protocol whose messages in both directions have the same format. The protocol and message format are defined in [RFC1034] and [RFC1035]. These RFCs defined some terms, but later documents defined others. Some of the terms from RFCs 1034 and 1035 now have somewhat different meanings than they did in 1987.
Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) P. Hoffman Request for Comments: 7719 ICANN Category: Informational A. Sullivan ISSN: 2070-1721 Dyn K. Fujiwara JPRS December 2015
The DNS is defined in literally dozens of different RFCs. The terminology used by implementers and developers of DNS protocols, and by operators of DNS systems, has sometimes changed in the decades since the DNS was first defined. This document gives current definitions for many of the terms used in the DNS in a single document.
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This document is not an Internet Standards Track specification; it is published for informational purposes.
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RFC 7719 DNS Terminology December 2015
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