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DNS IXFR, Notification, and Dynamic Update (dnsind)
(concluded WG)

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Group
Name: DNS IXFR, Notification, and Dynamic Update
Acronym:dnsind
Area:Internet Area (int)
State: Concluded
Charter: charter-ietf-dnsind-01 (Approved)
Personnel
Chairs: Randy Bush <randy@psg.com>
Olafur Gudmundsson <ogud@ogud.com>
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Charter for Working Group

The DNS Incremental Transfer, Notification, and Dynamic Update Working
Group is concerned with three areas of future DNS protocol
development:

1. Incremental Zone Transfer - As the sizes of some zone files have
grown
quite large, it is believed that a protocol addition to allow the
transfer of only the changed subset of a zone will reduce net
traffic
and the load on critical servers.

2. Change Notification - There can be large time intervals during which
at least one secondary has data that is inconsistent with the
primary.
The proposed ``notify'' mechanism (where the primary sends a message
to known secondaries) facilitates fast convergence of servers
vis-a-vis consistency of data in the zones.

3. Dynamic Update - The need to frequently update small portions of a
large zone and to have those updates propagate is perceived.

Milestones

Done
Consolidated review of draft-ietf-dns-ixfr-01.txt.
Done
Submit Incremental Transfer and Notify Internet-Drafts.
Done
Submit revised Incremental Transfer and Notify Internet-Drafts.
Apr 1996
Submit Dynamic Update, Incremental Transfer, and Notify Internet-Drafts to the IESG for consideration as Proposed Standards.