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DNS Terminology

Document Type Replaced Internet-Draft (individual)
Expired & archived
Authors Paul E. Hoffman , Andrew Sullivan , Kazunori Fujiwara
Last updated 2015-03-06
Replaced by draft-ietf-dnsop-dns-terminology
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Stream Stream state (No stream defined)
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IESG IESG state Replaced by draft-ietf-dnsop-dns-terminology
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This Internet-Draft is no longer active. A copy of the expired Internet-Draft is available in these formats:


The DNS is defined in literally dozens of different RFCs. The terminology used in by implementers and developers of DNS protocols, and by operators of DNS systems, has sometimes changed in the decades since the DNS was first defined. This document gives current definitions for many of the terms used in the DNS in a single document.


Paul E. Hoffman
Andrew Sullivan
Kazunori Fujiwara

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