DNSSEC Trust Anchor Publication for the Root Zone (RFC7958)
Original Publication Date: 2016-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2016-Sep-01
Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)
J. Abley: AUTHOR [+4]
The Domain Name System (DNS) is described in [RFC1034] and [RFC1035]. DNS Security Extensions (DNSSEC) are described in [RFC4033], [RFC4034], [RFC4035], [RFC4509], [RFC5155], and [RFC5702].
Independent Submission J. Abley Request for Comments: 7958 Dyn, Inc. Category: Informational J. Schlyter ISSN: 2070-1721 Kirei AB G. Bailey Independent P. Hoffman ICANN August 2016
DNSSEC Trust Anchor Publication for the Root Zone
The root zone of the Domain Name System (DNS) has been cryptographically signed using DNS Security Extensions (DNSSEC).
In order to obtain secure answers from the root zone of the DNS using DNSSEC, a client must configure a suitable trust anchor. This document describes the format and publication mechanisms IANA has used to distribute the DNSSEC trust anchors.
Status of This Memo
This document is not an Internet Standards Track specification; it is published for informational purposes.
This is a contribution to the RFC Series, independently of any other RFC stream. The RFC Editor has chosen to publish this document at its discretion and makes no statement about its value for implementation or deployment. Documents approved for publication by the RFC Editor are not a candidate for any level of Internet Standard; see Section 2 of RFC 7841.
Information about the current status of this document, any errata, and how to provide feedback on it may be obtained at http://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc7958.
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RFC 7958 Root Zone Trust Anchor Publication August 2016
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