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An Extension Language for the DNS

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (individual)
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Authors John R. Levine , Paul A. Vixie
Last updated 2020-04-14 (Latest revision 2019-10-12)
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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.


John R. Levine
Paul A. Vixie

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