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Operational Guidelines for 'local' zones in the DNS

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (individual in ops area)
Expired & archived
Authors Akira Kato , Paul A. Vixie
Last updated 2022-12-08 (Latest revision 2003-02-25)
RFC stream Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)
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IESG IESG state Expired (IESG: Dead)
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Responsible AD David Kessens
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A large number of DNS queries regarding to the 'local' zones are sent over the Internet in every second. This memo describes operational guidelines to reduce the unnecessary DNS traffic as well as the load of the Root DNS Servers.


Akira Kato
Paul A. Vixie

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