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Asserting DNS Administrative Boundaries Within DNS Zones

Document Type Replaced Internet-Draft (individual)
Expired & archived
Author Andrew Sullivan
Last updated 2013-07-05 (Latest revision 2012-10-22)
Replaces draft-sullivan-zone-policy-assertions
Replaced by draft-sullivan-domain-policy-authority
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Intended RFC status (None)
Stream Stream state (No stream defined)
Consensus boilerplate Unknown
RFC Editor Note (None)
IESG IESG state Replaced by draft-sullivan-domain-policy-authority
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This Internet-Draft is no longer active. A copy of the expired Internet-Draft is available in these formats:


Some clients on the Internet make inferences about the administrative relationships among servers on the Internet based on the domain names of those servers. Perhaps unfortunately, it is not currently possible to detect the real administrative boundaries in the DNS, and therefore such inferences can go wrong in several ways. Mitigation strategies deployed so far will not scale. The solution to this is to provide a way to make an explicit assertion about the relationships between different domain names and perhaps the services provided at them.


Andrew Sullivan

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