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A DNS RR Type for Lists of Address Prefixes (APL RR)

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This is an older version of an Internet-Draft that was ultimately published as RFC 3123.
Author Peter Koch
Last updated 2013-03-02 (Latest revision 2001-03-06)
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        RFC 3123

        Title:      A DNS RR Type for Lists of Address Prefixes 
                    (APL RR) 
        Author(s):  P. Koch
        Status:     Experimental
        Date:       June 2001
        Mailbox:    pk@TechFak.Uni-Bielefeld.DE
        Pages:      8
        Characters: 14648
        Updates/Obsoletes/SeeAlso:    None

        I-D Tag:    draft-ietf-dnsext-apl-rr-02.txt


The Domain Name System (DNS) is primarily used to translate domain
names into IPv4 addresses using A RRs (Resource Records).  Several
approaches exist to describe networks or address ranges.
This document specifies a new DNS RR type "APL" for address prefix

This document is a product of the DNS Extensions Working Group of the

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