Client ID in Forwarded DNS Queries
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DNSOP Working Group                                             R. Licht
Internet-Draft                                    Charter Communications
Intended status: Standards Track                        D. Lawrence, Ed.
Expires: September 14, 2017                          Akamai Technologies
                                                          March 13, 2017

                   Client ID in Forwarded DNS Queries
                   draft-tale-dnsop-edns0-clientid-01

Abstract

   This draft defines a DNS EDNS option to carry a client-specific
   identifier in DNS queries, with guidance for privacy protection of
   such information.

Ed note

   Text inside square brackets ([]) is additional background
   information, answers to frequently asked questions, general musings,
   etc.  They will be removed before publication.  This document is
   being collaborated on in GitHub at <https://github.com/vttale/
   edns0-clientid>.  The most recent version of the document, open
   issues, etc should all be available here.  The authors gratefully
   accept pull requests.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
   2.  Privacy Considerations  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   3.  Terminology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   4.  Option Format . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
   5.  Protocol Description  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
     5.1.  DNS Query . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
     5.2.  DNS Response  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
   6.  Using the DNS Address Family  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
   7.  Implementation Status . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
   8.  NAT Considerations  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
   9.  Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
   10. IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
   11. Acknowledgements  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
   12. References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
     12.1.  Normative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
     12.2.  Informative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
   Authors' Addresses  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10

1.  Introduction

   Some DNS operators generate, or wish to generate, customized DNS
   responses based on the originator of a DNS query.  For example,
   [RFC7871], "Client Subnet in DNS Queries", defines a method to convey
   partial IP network address information about the device that
   originated a DNS request, so that a response could be targeted to be
   topographically near the source.

   Some specialized services, however, need more precise client identity
   information to function adequately.  For example, a parental control
   service that restricts access to particular domains from particular
   devices needs to have a device-specific identifier.

   This document defines an EDNS [RFC6891] option to convey client
   identification information that is relevant to the DNS query.  It is
   added by software on the client's local area network, for
   transmission to the upstream DNS provider.
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