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Providing AAAA records for free with QTYPE=A

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Authors , Ólafur Guðmundsson
Last updated 2016-09-22 (Latest revision 2016-03-21)
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This document enables DNS servers to include AAAA addresses in the answer section for DNS queries with QTYPE=A in order to reduce the number of resolver round-trips during address lookups, and also provides guidance for recursive DNS servers in accepting such records.

Ólafur Guðmundsson

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