Domain Name System Security (dnssec)
Charter Status: Concluded December, 1999 Chair(s): James Galvin Description of Working Group: The Domain Name System Security Working Group (DNSSEC) will ensure enhancements to the secure DNS protocol to protect the dynamic update operation of the DNS. Specifically, it must be possible to detect the replay of update transactions and it must be possible to order update transactions. Clock synchronization should be addressed as well as all of the dynamic update specification. Some of the issues to be explored and resolved include o scope of creation, deletion, and updates for both names and zones o protection of names subject to dynamic update during zone transfer o scope of KEY resource record for more specific names in wildcard scope o use of or relationship with proposed expiration resource record One essential assumption has been identified: data in the DNS is considered public information. This assumption means that discussions and proposals involving data confidentiality and access control are explicitly outside the scope of this working group.
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