Dynamic Updates in the Domain Name System (DNS): Architecture and Mechanism

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (dnsind WG)
Authors Peter Ford  , Jim Bound  , Susan Thomson  , Yakov Rekhter 
Last updated 1994-07-14
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To support host autoconfiguration, a host's dynamically acquired address must be registered in the Domain Name System (DNS) automatically. This document specifies the extensions to DNS to enable autoregistration. DNS extensions include a new operation that enables records associated with an existing node to be updated, and a new resource record attribute that enables records to be invalidated automatically. The changes are designed to be minimal and are expected to occur in conjunction with the DNS security extensions[DNSSEC] and the incremental zone transfer mechanism[DNSIXFR].


Peter Ford (peterf@microsoft.com)
Jim Bound (Jim.Bound@hp.com)
Susan Thomson (sethomso@cisco.com)
Yakov Rekhter (yakov@juniper.net)

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