Handling of Unknown DNS Resource Record (RR) Types

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (dnsext WG)
Author Andreas Gustafsson 
Last updated 2015-10-14 (latest revision 2010-02-24)
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Extending the Domain Name System (DNS) with new Resource Record (RR) types should not requires changes to name server software. This document specifies how new RR types are transparently handled by DNS software.


Andreas Gustafsson (gson@araneus.fi)

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