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Design Choices When Expanding DNS

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Authors Patrik Fältström , Rob Austein
Last updated 2004-05-14
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This note discusses how to extend the DNS with new data, for a new application. A discussion which too often circulate around reuse of the TXT record. It lists different mechanisms to accomplish the extension to DNS, and comes to the conclusion use of a new RR Type is the best solution.


Patrik Fältström
Rob Austein

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