A Document Roadmap for the Doman Name System (DNS) Specifications
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Network Working Group                                        T. Wicinski
Internet-Draft                                                Salesforce
Intended status: Informational                          October 31, 2016
Expires: May 4, 2017

   A Document Roadmap for the Doman Name System (DNS) Specifications
                     draft-wicinski-dns-roadmap-00

Abstract

   This document contains a roadmap to the Requests for Comments (RFC)
   documents relating to the Domain Name System (DNS).  This roadmap
   provides a brief summary of the documents defining DNS and the
   various extensions.  This serves as a guide and quick reference for
   DNS Implementers, as well as others.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
     1.1.  Notational Conventions  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
     1.2.  DNS Terminology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   2.  Core Functionality and Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   3.  Implementation  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
     3.1.  DNS Resource Record (RR) Types  . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
   4.  DNS Zones . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
     4.1.  Managing DNS Zone Data  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
     4.2.  Updating DNS Zones  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
     4.3.  Name Server Management  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
   5.  DNS Security (DNSSEC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
   6.  IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
   7.  Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
   8.  References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
     8.1.  Normative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
     8.2.  Informative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
   Author's Address  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7

1.  Introduction

   The Domain Name System (DNS) is a critical piece of communication for
   Internet hosts.  As DNS has evolved over the years, many distinct
   documents have become part of the standard, updating older documents
   either partially or completely.

   This document is intended as an introduction to DNS, and also an
   attempt to organize the work from over the years.  It provides a
   brief summary of the RFC documents that define DNS.  This should be
   useful to implementers and others on the relevance and significance
   of the work that relate to DNS.

   This roadmap includes a brief description of the contents of each
   DNS-related RFC.  In addition, a letter code after each RFC indicates
   its category in the RFC document process.  The explanations of these
   codes are described in [RFC2026].

   S - Standards Truck (either Proposed Standard, Draft Standard or
   Internet Standard)

   E - Experimental

   I - Informational

   H - Historic

   B - Best Current Practice

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   U - Unknown (or not formally defined)

   The DNS consists of multiple portions which could be implemented.
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