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DNS Resource Records for BGP Routing Data

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Document Type
This is an older version of an Internet-Draft whose latest revision state is "Expired".
Expired & archived
Authors Joe Gersch , Dan Massey , Eric Osterweil , Lixia Zhang
Last updated 2012-08-31 (Latest revision 2012-02-28)
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This Internet-Draft is no longer active. A copy of the expired Internet-Draft is available in these formats:


This draft proposes the creation of two DNS record types for storing BGP routing information in the reverse DNS. The RLOCK record allows prefix owners to indicate whether the DNS is being used to publish routing data. The SRO record allows operators to indicate whether an IPv4 or IPv6 prefix ought to appear in global routing tables and identifies authorized origin Autonomous System Number(s) for that prefix. The published data can be used in a variety of contexts and can be extended to include additional information. This work is part of an on-going effort and is accessible in an active testbed.


Joe Gersch
Dan Massey
Eric Osterweil
Lixia Zhang

(Note: The e-mail addresses provided for the authors of this Internet-Draft may no longer be valid.)