DNS Error Reporting

Document Type Replaced Internet-Draft (dnsop WG)
Authors Roy Arends  , Matt Larson 
Last updated 2021-04-26 (latest revision 2020-10-30)
Replaced by draft-ietf-dnsop-dns-error-reporting
Stream Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)
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DNS Error Reporting is a lightweight error reporting mechanism that provides the operator of an authoritative server with reports on DNS resource records that fail to resolve or validate, that a Domain Owner or DNS Hosting organization can use to improve domain hosting. The reports are based on Extended DNS Errors [RFC8914]. When a domain name fails to resolve or validate due to a misconfiguration or an attack, the operator of the authoritative server may be unaware of this. To mitigate this lack of feedback, this document describes a method for a validating recursive resolver to automatically signal an error to an agent specified by the authoritative server. DNS Error Reporting uses the DNS to report errors.


Roy Arends (roy.arends@icann.org)
Matt Larson (matt.larson@icann.org)

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