RDAP Mirroring Protocol (RMP)
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Internet Engineering Task Force                              T. Harrison
Internet-Draft                                             G. Michaelson
Intended status: Standards Track                                   APNIC
Expires: August 5, 2019                                        A. Newton
                                                                    ARIN
                                                        February 1, 2019

                     RDAP Mirroring Protocol (RMP)
                draft-harrison-regext-rdap-mirroring-00

Abstract

   The Registration Data Access Protocol (RDAP) is used by Regional
   Internet Registries (RIRs) and Domain Name Registries (DNRs) to
   provide access to their resource registration information.  While
   most clients can retrieve the information they need on an ad hoc
   basis from the public services maintained by each registry, there are
   instances where local copies of those remote data sources need to be
   maintained, for various reasons (e.g.  performance requirements).
   This document defines a protocol for transferring bulk RDAP response
   data and for keeping a local copy of that data up to date.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
     1.1.  Requirements Language . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   2.  RDAP Mirroring Protocol Implementation  . . . . . . . . . . .   3
     2.1.  Overview  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
     2.2.  File Definitions  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
       2.2.1.  Update Notification File  . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
       2.2.2.  Snapshot File . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
       2.2.3.  Delta File  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
     2.3.  RDAP Objects  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
     2.4.  Serial Numbers  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
     2.5.  Server Use  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
       2.5.1.  Initialization  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
       2.5.2.  Publishing Updates  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
       2.5.3.  Consolidation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
     2.6.  Client Use  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
       2.6.1.  Processing the Update Notification File . . . . . . .  11
         2.6.1.1.  Initial . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
         2.6.1.2.  Subsequent  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
   3.  Operational Considerations  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
   4.  Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
   5.  Acknowledgements  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  13
   6.  IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  13
   7.  References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  13
     7.1.  Normative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  13
     7.2.  Informative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  14
   Authors' Addresses  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  14

1.  Introduction

   The Registration Data Access Protocol (RDAP) [RFC7480] is used by
   Regional Internet Registries (RIRs) and Domain Name Registries (DNRs)
   to provide access to their resource registration information.  For a
   client, this typically involves following the bootstrap process
   [RFC7484] to determine the base URL for the query, constructing an
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