An Extension Language for the DNS
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Network Working Group                                          J. Levine
Internet-Draft                                      Taughannock Networks
Intended status: Standards Track                                P. Vixie
Expires: 14 April 2020                                   12 October 2019

                   An Extension Language for the DNS
                       draft-levine-dnsextlang-12

Abstract

   Adding new RRTYPEs to the DNS has required that DNS servers and
   provisioning software be upgraded to support each new RRTYPE in
   Master files.  This document defines a DNS extension language
   intended to allow most new RRTYPEs to be supported by adding entries
   to configuration data read by the DNS software, with no software
   changes needed for each RRTYPE.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
   2.  Typical usage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   3.  Extension language syntax . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
     3.1.  Lexical structure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
     3.2.  Storage in the DNS  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
       3.2.1.  Record type directory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
     3.3.  Storage in a file . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
     3.4.  Stanza structure  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
     3.5.  Field types . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
       3.5.1.  Integer fields  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
       3.5.2.  IP address and partial address fields . . . . . . . .   8
       3.5.3.  Domain name fields  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
       3.5.4.  String fields . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
       3.5.5.  Base-32 and Base-64 fields  . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
       3.5.6.  Hex fields  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
       3.5.7.  Time stamp fields . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
       3.5.8.  Miscellaneous fields  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
   4.  Examples  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
   5.  Security considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
   6.  IANA considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
   7.  References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
     7.1.  References - Normative  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
     7.2.  References - Informative  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  13
   Appendix A.  Change Log . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  14
     A.1.  Changes from -11 to -12 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  14
     A.2.  Changes from -10 to -11 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  14
     A.3.  Changes from -09 to -10 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  14
     A.4.  Changes from -08 to -09 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  14
     A.5.  Changes from -07 to -08 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  14
     A.6.  Changes from -06 to -07 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  14
     A.7.  Changes from -05 to -06 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  14
     A.8.  Changes from -04 to -05 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  15
     A.9.  Changes from -03 to -04 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  15
     A.10. Changes from -02 to -03 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  15
     A.11. Changes from -01 to -02 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  15
     A.12. Changes from -00 to -01 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  15
   Appendix B.  Descriptions of currently defined RRTYPEs  . . . . .  15
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