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A DNS Query including A Main Question with Accompanying Questions

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Document Type This is an older version of an Internet-Draft whose latest revision is Expired
Authors Jiankang Yao , Paul A. Vixie , Ning Kong , XiaoDong Lee
Last updated 2017-05-03 (Latest revision 2016-10-30)
Stream Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)
Expired & archived
Stream WG state Candidate for WG Adoption
Polled for WG adoption but not adopted
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This document enables DNS initiators to send a main question accompanying with several related questions in a single DNS query, and enables DNS responders to put the answers into a single DNS response. This mechanism can reduce the number of DNS round-trips per application work-unit.


Jiankang Yao
Paul A. Vixie
Ning Kong
XiaoDong Lee

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