DNS Catalog Zones
draft-ietf-dnsop-dns-catalog-zones-01

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Authors Peter van Dijk  , Libor Peltan  , Ondřej Surý  , Willem Toorop  , Leo Vandewoestijne 
Last updated 2020-12-04
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DNSOP Working Group                                          P. van Dijk
Internet-Draft                                                  PowerDNS
Intended status: Standards Track                               L. Peltan
Expires: 7 June 2021                                              CZ.NIC
                                                                 O. Sury
                                             Internet Systems Consortium
                                                               W. Toorop
                                                              NLnet Labs
                                                       L. Vandewoestijne
                                                         4 December 2020

                           DNS Catalog Zones
                 draft-ietf-dnsop-dns-catalog-zones-01

Abstract

   This document describes a method for automatic DNS zone provisioning
   among DNS primary and secondary nameservers by storing and
   transferring the catalog of zones to be provisioned as one or more
   regular DNS zones.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
   2.  Terminology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   3.  Description . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   4.  Catalog Zone Structure  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
     4.1.  SOA and NS Records  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
     4.2.  Catalog Zone Schema Version . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
     4.3.  List of Member Zones  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
   5.  The Serial Property . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
     5.1.  The SERIAL Resource Record  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
     5.2.  SERIAL RDATA Wire Format  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
       5.2.1.  The Serial Field  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
     5.3.  SERIAL Presentation Format  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
     5.4.  SERIAL RR Usage - option 1  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
     5.5.  SERIAL RR Usage - option 2  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
     5.6.  Serial property as TXT RR - option 3  . . . . . . . . . .   8
   6.  Nameserver Behavior . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
     6.1.  General Requirements  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
   7.  Updating Catalog Zones  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
     7.1.  Implementation Notes  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
   8.  Implementation Status . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
   9.  Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
   10. IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
   11. Acknowledgements  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
   12. Normative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
   13. Informative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  13
   Appendix A.  Change History (to be removed before final
           publication)  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  13
   Authors' Addresses  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  14

1.  Introduction

   The data in a DNS zone is synchronized amongst its primary and
   secondary nameservers using AXFR and IXFR.  However, the list of
   zones served by the primary (called a catalog in [RFC1035]) is not
   automatically synchronized with the secondaries.  To add or remove a
   zone, the administrator of a DNS nameserver farm not only has to add
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