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Independent Stream                                       M. Schanzenbach
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Intended status: Informational                               C. Grothoff
Expires: 7 January 2021                            Berner Fachhochschule
                                                                  B. Fix
                                                             GNUnet e.V.
                                                             6 July 2020

                          The GNU Name System
                         draft-schanzen-gns-01

Abstract

   This document contains the GNU Name System (GNS) technical
   specification.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   2.  Zones . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
   3.  Resource Records  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
     3.1.  Record Types  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
     3.2.  PKEY  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
     3.3.  GNS2DNS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
     3.4.  LEHO  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
     3.5.  NICK  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
     3.6.  BOX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
     3.7.  VPN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
   4.  Publishing Records  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
     4.1.  Key Derivations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
     4.2.  Resource Records Block  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
     4.3.  Record Data Encryption and Decryption . . . . . . . . . .  13
   5.  Internationalization and Character Encoding . . . . . . . . .  15
   6.  Name Resolution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  15
     6.1.  Recursion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  16
     6.2.  Record Processing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  16
       6.2.1.  PKEY  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  17
       6.2.2.  GNS2DNS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  17
       6.2.3.  CNAME . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  18
       6.2.4.  BOX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  18
       6.2.5.  VPN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  19
       6.2.6.  NICK  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  19
   7.  Zone Revocation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  20
   8.  Determining the Root Zone and Zone Governance . . . . . . . .  24
   9.  Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  25
     9.1.  Cryptography  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  25
     9.2.  Abuse mitigation  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  26
     9.3.  Zone management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  26
     9.4.  Impact of underlying DHT  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  27
     9.5.  Revocations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  27
   10. GANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  28
   11. Test Vectors  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  29
   12. Normative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  32
   Authors' Addresses  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  34

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