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Title: Obsoleting IQUERY
Author(s): D. Lawrence
Status: Standards Track
Date: November 2002
I-D Tag: draft-ietf-dnsext-obsolete-iquery-04.txt
The IQUERY method of performing inverse DNS lookups, specified in
RFC 1035, has not been generally implemented and has usually been
operationally disabled where it has been implemented. Both reflect
a general view in the community that the concept was unwise and
that the widely-used alternate approach of using pointer (PTR) queries
and reverse-mapping records is preferable. Consequently, this
document deprecates the IQUERY operation, declaring it entirely
obsolete. This document updates RFC 1035.
This document is a product of the DNS Extensions Working Group of the
This is now a Proposed Standard Protocol.
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