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DNS Terminology (RFC7719) Disclosure Number: IPCOM000245073D
Original Publication Date: 2015-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2016-Feb-07
Document File: 54 page(s) / 68K

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Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

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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.

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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

                             DNS Terminology


   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.

Status of This Memo

   This document is not an Internet Standards Track specification; it is    published for informational purposes.

   This document is a product of the Internet Engineering Task Force    (IETF).  It represents the consensus of the IETF community.  It has    received public review and has been approved for publication by the    Internet Engineering Steering Group (IESG).  Not all documents    approved by the IESG are a candidate for any level of Internet    Standard; see Section 2 of RFC 5741.

   Information about the current status of this document, any errata,    and how to provide feedback on it may be obtained at

 Hoffman, et al.               Informational                     [Page 1]
 RFC 7719                     DNS Terminology               December 2015

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