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Outsourcing Home Network Authoritative Naming Service

Document Type Replaced Internet-Draft (homenet WG)
Expired & archived
Authors Daniel Migault , Wouter Cloetens , Chris Griffiths , Ralf Weber
Last updated 2014-09-03 (Latest revision 2014-07-04)
Replaced by draft-ietf-homenet-front-end-naming-delegation
RFC stream Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)
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Additional resources Mailing list discussion
Stream WG state Adopted by a WG
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IESG IESG state Replaced by draft-ietf-homenet-front-end-naming-delegation
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CPEs are designed to provide IP connectivity to home networks. Most CPEs assign IP addresses to the nodes of the home network which makes it a good candidate for hosting the naming service. With IPv6, the naming service makes nodes reachable from the home network as well as from the Internet. However, CPEs have not been designed to host such a naming service exposed on the Internet. This may expose the CPEs to resource exhaustion which would make the home network unreachable, and most probably would also affect the home network inner communications. In addition, DNSSEC management and configuration may not be well understood or mastered by regular end users. Misconfiguration may also results in naming service disruption, thus these end users may prefer to rely on third party naming providers. This document describes a homenet naming architecture where the CPEs manage the DNS zone associates to its home network, and outsources the naming service and eventually the DNSSEC management on the Internet to a third party designated as the Public Authoritative Servers.


Daniel Migault
Wouter Cloetens
Chris Griffiths
Ralf Weber

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