DNS catalog zones
draft-muks-dnsop-dns-catalog-zones-02

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Internet Engineering Task Force                             M. Sivaraman
Internet-Draft                                                 S. Morris
Intended status: Experimental                                  R. Bellis
Expires: July 10, 2017                                       W. Krecicki
                                             Internet Systems Consortium
                                                         January 6, 2017

                           DNS catalog zones
                 draft-muks-dnsop-dns-catalog-zones-02

Abstract

   This document describes a method for automatic zone catalog
   provisioning and synchronization among DNS primary and secondary
   nameservers by storing and transferring the catalogs as regular DNS
   zones.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   2.  Catalog zones . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
     2.1.  Description . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
     2.2.  Resource record fields  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
     2.3.  SOA and NS records at apex  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
     2.4.  Zone properties map and owner names . . . . . . . . . . .   5
     2.5.  Zone property value data types  . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
       2.5.1.  Strings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
       2.5.2.  Booleans  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
       2.5.3.  Integers  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
       2.5.4.  Floating-point values . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
       2.5.5.  Single domain names . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
       2.5.6.  Unordered list of domain names  . . . . . . . . . . .   8
       2.5.7.  List of network addresses . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
       2.5.8.  Single host address . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
       2.5.9.  Comments  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
     2.6.  Catalog zone schema version . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
     2.7.  List of member zones  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
     2.8.  Zone configuration properties . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
       2.8.1.  zone-soa-default-serial . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
       2.8.2.  zone-soa-default-refresh  . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
     2.9.  Zone properties specific to a member zone . . . . . . . .  10
     2.10. Example of a catalog zone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
   3.  Nameserver behavior and requirements  . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
     3.1.  General requirements  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
     3.2.  Updating catalog zones  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
     3.3.  Implementation notes  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
   4.  Security considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  13
   5.  IANA considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  13
   6.  Acknowledgements  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  13
   7.  References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  14
     7.1.  Normative references  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  14
     7.2.  Informative references  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  15
   Appendix A.  Glossary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  15
   Appendix B.  Open issues and discussion (to be removed before
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