Secret Key Establishment for DNS (TKEY RR)

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (dnssec WG)
Last updated 1998-09-21
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[draft-ietf-dnsind-tsig-*.txt] provides a means of authenticating and securing Domain Name System (DNS) queries and responses using shared secret keys via the TSIG resource record (RR). 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. [changes from last draft: add IANA considerations section, make time fields module 2**32, minor edits, update author info, ...]


Donald Eastlake (
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