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Reverse DNS in IPv6 for Internet Service Providers

Document Type Replaced Internet-Draft (candidate for dnsop WG)
Expired & archived
Author Lee Howard
Last updated 2015-10-14 (Latest revision 2015-05-14)
Replaced by draft-ietf-dnsop-isp-ip6rdns
RFC stream Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)
Intended RFC status Informational
Additional resources Mailing list discussion
Stream WG state Call For Adoption By WG Issued
Document shepherd (None)
IESG IESG state Replaced by draft-ietf-dnsop-isp-ip6rdns
Consensus boilerplate Unknown
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This Internet-Draft is no longer active. A copy of the expired Internet-Draft is available in these formats:


In IPv4, Internet Service Providers (ISPs) commonly provide IN- ADDR.ARPA information for their customers by prepopulating the zone with one PTR record for every available address. This practice does not scale in IPv6. This document analyzes different approaches and considerations for ISPs in managing the zone for IPv6 address space assigned to many customers.


Lee Howard

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