Secret Key Establishment for DNS (TKEY RR)

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (dnsext WG)
Last updated 1999-12-21
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[draft-ietf-dnsind-tsig-*.txt] provides a means of authenticating Domain Name System (DNS) queries and responses using shared secret keys via the TSIG resource record. However, it provides no mechanism for setting up such keys other than manual exchange. This document describes a TKEY RR that can be used in a number of different modes to establish shared secret keys between a DNS resolver and server.


Donald Eastlake (

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