Mapping Autonomous Systems Number into the Domain Name System

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (dnssec WG)
Last updated 1997-08-02
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One requirement of secure routing is that independent routing entities, such as those identified by Internet Autonomous System Numbers, be able to authenticate messages to each other. Additions have developed to the Domain Name System to enable it to be used for authenticated public key distribution [RFC 2065]. This draft maps all Autonomous System numbers into DNS Domain Names so that the DNS security can be used to distribute their public keys. [Changes from previous version are to accommodate AS numbers larger than 16 bits and to delegate on decimal boundaries rather than binary boundaries.]


Donald Eastlake (

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