Synthetic Location Information in the Domain Name System

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Author Cedric de Launois 
Last updated 2005-07-08
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This memo defines a new Resource Record (RR) for the Domain Name System (DNS), for experimental purposes. It describes a mechanism to allow the DNS to carry synthetic coordinates about hosts, networks, and subnets. The new resource record, called SLOC, can express synthetic locations in different coordinate spaces. This draft defines the format of the new SLOC RR for the DNS, and reserves a corresponding DNS type mnemonic (SLOC) and numerical code (TBD).


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