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Fragmentation Avoidance in DNS

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Subject: Protocol Action: 'Fragmentation Avoidance in DNS' to Best Current Practice (draft-ietf-dnsop-avoid-fragmentation-15.txt)

The IESG has approved the following document:
- 'Fragmentation Avoidance in DNS'
  (draft-ietf-dnsop-avoid-fragmentation-15.txt) as Best Current Practice

This document is the product of the Domain Name System Operations Working

The IESG contact persons are Warren Kumari and Robert Wilton.

A URL of this Internet-Draft is:

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Technical Summary

   While EDNS0 provides a mechanism for the DNS to use large UDP packets, 
   IP fragmentation is not perfect. This document proposes techniques to
   avoid IP fragmentation in DNS, and provides advice to DNS operators.

Working Group Summary

The working group had a few issues to work through, but there no issues and
solid consensus with the final document. The document was initially sent to
the IESG, and then returned to the WG (at the authors / chairs / WGs request) 
to have an implementation section added. This has (IMO) significantly improved
the utility of the document.

Document Quality

   The document is clear, and of good quality. 


   Tim Wicinski is DS
   Warren Kumari is RAD!!!! (and easily amused)

RFC Editor Note