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Requirements for a Mechanism Identifying a Name Server Instance
RFC 4892

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Date Rev. By Action
2015-10-14
08 (System) Notify list changed from dnsop-chairs@ietf.org to (None)
2007-06-28
08 Amy Vezza State Changes to RFC Published from RFC Ed Queue by Amy Vezza
2007-06-28
08 Amy Vezza [Note]: 'RFC 4892' added by Amy Vezza
2007-06-20
08 (System) RFC published
2007-03-14
08 (System) IANA Action state changed to No IC from In Progress
2007-03-14
08 Amy Vezza State Changes to RFC Ed Queue from Approved-announcement sent by Amy Vezza
2007-03-13
08 (System) IANA Action state changed to In Progress
2007-03-12
08 Amy Vezza IESG state changed to Approved-announcement sent
2007-03-12
08 Amy Vezza IESG has approved the document
2007-03-12
08 Amy Vezza Closed "Approve" ballot
2007-03-09
08 (System) Removed from agenda for telechat - 2007-03-08
2007-03-08
08 Amy Vezza State Changes to Approved-announcement to be sent from IESG Evaluation by Amy Vezza
2007-03-08
08 Mark Townsley [Ballot Position Update] New position, No Objection, has been recorded by Mark Townsley
2007-03-08
08 Russ Housley [Ballot Position Update] New position, No Objection, has been recorded by Russ Housley
2007-03-08
08 Dan Romascanu [Ballot Position Update] New position, No Objection, has been recorded by Dan Romascanu
2007-03-08
08 Jari Arkko [Ballot Position Update] New position, Yes, has been recorded by Jari Arkko
2007-03-08
08 Magnus Westerlund [Ballot Position Update] New position, No Objection, has been recorded by Magnus Westerlund
2007-03-07
08 Ross Callon [Ballot Position Update] New position, No Objection, has been recorded by Ross Callon
2007-03-07
08 Yoshiko Fong IANA Evaluation Comments:

As described in the IANA Considerations section, we understand this
document to have NO IANA Actions.
2007-03-07
08 Ted Hardie [Ballot Position Update] New position, No Objection, has been recorded by Ted Hardie
2007-03-06
08 Cullen Jennings [Ballot Position Update] New position, No Objection, has been recorded by Cullen Jennings
2007-03-02
08 Lars Eggert [Ballot Position Update] New position, No Objection, has been recorded by Lars Eggert
2007-02-28
08 David Kessens Placed on agenda for telechat - 2007-03-08 by David Kessens
2007-02-28
08 David Kessens State Changes to IESG Evaluation from Publication Requested by David Kessens
2007-02-28
08 David Kessens [Note]: 'Peter Koch <pk@denic.de> is the document shepherd' added by David Kessens
2007-02-28
08 David Kessens [Ballot Position Update] New position, Yes, has been recorded for David Kessens
2007-02-28
08 David Kessens Ballot has been issued by David Kessens
2007-02-28
08 David Kessens Created "Approve" ballot
2007-02-28
08 (System) Ballot writeup text was added
2007-02-28
08 (System) Last call text was added
2007-02-28
08 (System) Ballot approval text was added
2007-02-20
08 Dinara Suleymanova
PROTO Write-up

  (1.a)  Who is the Document Shepherd for this document?  Has the
          Document Shepherd personally reviewed this version …
PROTO Write-up

  (1.a)  Who is the Document Shepherd for this document?  Has the
          Document Shepherd personally reviewed this version of the
          document and, in particular, does he or she believe this
          version is ready for forwarding to the IESG for publication?

Peter Koch is the document shepherd for this document, has
read the latest version (-08) of the draft and, yes, I believe
it is ready for consideration by the IESG.

  (1.b)  Has the document had adequate review both from key WG members
          and from key non-WG members?  Does the Document Shepherd have
          any concerns about the depth or breadth of the reviews that
          have been performed?

The document has received much attention before and after the
WGLC (see Acknowledgements section).  There are no concerns regarding
the breadth or depth of the review.

  (1.c)  Does the Document Shepherd have concerns that the document
          needs more review from a particular or broader perspective,
          e.g., security, operational complexity, someone familiar with
          AAA, internationalization or XML?

This document lists current practice and operational requirements
and has seen contributions from both vendors and operators.
There are no concerns of lack of review.

  (1.d)  Does the Document Shepherd have any specific concerns or
          issues with this document that the Responsible Area Director
          and/or the IESG should be aware of?

There are no such issues. Noone raised any IPR issues.

  (1.e)  How solid is the WG consensus behind this document?  Does it
          represent the strong concurrence of a few individuals, with
          others being silent, or does the WG as a whole understand and
          agree with it?

After the WGLC for -04 there were several reviews posted by
Pekka Savola, Bruce Campbell, Brett Carr, Daniel Senie,
Olaf Kolkman, and Andrew Sullivan. 
There was some discussion whether or not the documentation
of the DNS RR based identification convention should appear
together with the requirements. The WG consensus was to
keep both parts in one document since the disadvantages of the
old method were considered a good start and motivation for
setting the requirements for a standardized scheme.

Subsequent versions of the draft incorporated WGLC and post WGLC
comments as well as nits review issues.

There is a good WG consensus behind this document.

  (1.f)  Has anyone threatened an appeal or otherwise indicated extreme
          discontent?

I am not aware of any such threat or indication.

  (1.g)  Has the Document Shepherd personally verified that the
          document satisfies all ID nits?  (See
          http://www.ietf.org/ID-Checklist.html and
          http://tools.ietf.org/tools/idnits/).

This document has passed the online ID nits tool and has also been
checked in multiple cycles of proofreading.

  (1.h)  Has the document split its references into normative and
          informative?  Are there normative references to documents that
          are not ready for advancement or are otherwise in an unclear
          state?

This document has split references and the document shepherd believes
the assignments are appropriate. There are no downward references.
There is one I-D listed as an Informational reference, pointing
to draft-ietf-dnsext-nsid-02.txt, which is currently waiting for
this document to be processed.

  (1.i)  Has the Document Shepherd verified that the document IANA
          consideration section exists and is consistent with the body
          of the document?

This document does not request any IANA action. As a coincidence,
one of the editors is a member of IANA staff, so there is strong
belief IANA issues received due attention.

  (1.j)  Has the Document Shepherd verified that sections of the
          document that are written in a formal language, such as XML
          code, BNF rules, MIB definitions, etc., validate correctly in
          an automated checker?

N/A

  (1.k)  The IESG approval announcement includes a Document
          Announcement Write-Up.  Please provide such a Document
          Announcement Write-Up?  Recent examples can be found in the
          "Action" announcements for approved documents.  The approval
          announcement contains the following sections:

          Technical Summary

This document explains a current convention for identifying
a particular name server out of a set of servers in an anycast
cloud or behind a load balancer. It explains key disadvantages
of this practice and discusses a set of requirements for an
improved mechanism.

          Working Group Summary
            Was there anything in WG process that is worth noting?  For
            example, was there controversy about particular points or
            were there decisions where the consensus was particularly
            rough?

This document evolved from a purely documenting informational
draft into a requirements document after the WG determined that
a single dedicated DNS based information query had operational
disadvantages.  There was some discussion about splitting the
documentation part and the requirements part, but the WG decided
to keep it as is.

          Document Quality
            Are there existing implementations of the protocol?  Have a
            significant number of vendors indicated their plan to
            implement the specification?

The DNS RR based convention as documented in this draft has been
supported by multiple vendors of DNS server software.

The dnsext WG has produced "DNS Name Server Identifier Option (NSID)",
, which took into account the
requirements laid out in this draft.

          Personnel
            Who is the Document Shepherd for this document?  Who is the
            Responsible Area Director?

Document Shepherd: Peter Koch
Responsible AD:    David Kessens
2007-02-20
08 Dinara Suleymanova Draft Added by Dinara Suleymanova in state Publication Requested
2007-02-16
08 (System) New version available: draft-ietf-dnsop-serverid-08.txt
2006-06-28
07 (System) New version available: draft-ietf-dnsop-serverid-07.txt
2006-03-06
06 (System) New version available: draft-ietf-dnsop-serverid-06.txt
2005-10-28
05 (System) New version available: draft-ietf-dnsop-serverid-05.txt
2005-03-31
04 (System) New version available: draft-ietf-dnsop-serverid-04.txt
2004-07-20
02 (System) New version available: draft-ietf-dnsop-serverid-02.txt
2002-11-06
01 (System) New version available: draft-ietf-dnsop-serverid-01.txt
2002-05-03
00 (System) New version available: draft-ietf-dnsop-serverid-00.txt