Browse Prior Art Database

Correspondence between the IAB and DISA on the use of DNS (RFC1401)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000002226D
Original Publication Date: 1993-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2019-Feb-10
Document File: 8 page(s) / 9K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

Internet Architecture Board: AUTHOR

Related Documents

10.17487/RFC1401: DOI

Abstract

This memo reproduces three letters exchanged between the Internet Activities Board (IAB) and the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) regarding the importance of using the Domain Name System (DNS) throughout the Internet, and phasing out the use of older host name to address tables, such as "hosts.txt". This memo provides information for the Internet community. It does not specify an Internet standard.

This text was extracted from a PDF file.
This is the abbreviated version, containing approximately 30% of the total text.

Network Working Group Internet Architecture Board Request for Comments: 1401 Lyman Chapin, Chair January 1993

Correspondence between the IAB and DISA on the use of DNS throughout the Internet

Status of this Memo

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

Abstract

This memo reproduces three letters exchanged between the Internet Activities Board (IAB) and the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) regarding the importance of using the Domain Name System (DNS) throughout the Internet, and phasing out the use of older host name to address tables, such as "hosts.txt".

IAB [Page 1]

RFC 1401 IAB & DISA Correspondence on DNS January 1993

1. Letter from the IAB to DISA

30 March, 1992

To: Members of the Federal Networking Council, Members of the Federal Networking Advisory Council, Colonel Ken Thomas, Chairman, DoD Protocol Standards Steering Group, DISA/Center for Standards

CC: C. J. Pasquariello, Associate Director, Center for Standards, LCDR, David Chappell, Executive Secretary, PSSG, DISA/Center for Standards Eduardo Schonborn, Dep Director/DDN PMO

As the IAB, together with others in the Internet Engineering and Research Task Forces, contemplates the challenges inherent in dealing with an exponentially expanding Internet, the critical need for widespread adoption of a uniform Domain Name service is very apparent.

The attached memorandum is offered by the Internet Activities Board for your consideration regarding technical policy concerning domain naming in the US portion of the Internet. The proposed technical policy is recommended world-wide and will be offered as an RFC for that purpose. Adoption of such a policy would, we believe, much enhance the operational efficiency of the existing world-wide Internet backbone and major networks dependent upon it, including the DDN Milnet.

Your consideration of this policy question is urged in the strongest possible terms. We would much appreciate hearing the views of the Protocol Standards Steering Group by April 20, 1992.

Regards,

A. Lyman Chapin Chairman, Internet Activities Board

IAB [Page 2]

RFC 1401 IAB & DISA Correspondence on DNS January 1993

Attachment

The Domain Name System is an Internet Necessity

Internet Activities Board

February 1992

Over the last several years, the Internet has evolved in size so extensively that it has become infeasible to provide directory services through a database maintained at a single, central repository. Both the size and the dynamics of the required data make such an approach impractical. Recognizing this problem several years ago [1], the Internet community has adopted the Domain Name System [2-5] as the principal means of achieving host name to IP address mappings. During this time, almost the entire Internet has converted from the use of the static name-to-address mapping tables thus far centrally maintained at the DDN Network Information Center, to the use of the...

Processing...
Loading...