Herding the DNS Camel

An RFC author and Domain Name System implementer shares his views on forces influencing DNS protocol development.

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  • Herding the DNS Camel

    Bert Hubert, the founder of PowerDNS and author of RFC 5452, shares his views on forces influencing DNS protocol development.

    21 Nov 2018
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Understanding the Internet Engineering Task Force

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Working groups

Working Groups are the primary mechanism for development of IETF specifications and guidelines. Working Groups are typically created to address a specific problem or to produce one or more specific deliverables (a guideline, standards specification, etc.).

Request for Comments (RFCs)

The IETF publishes RFCs authored by network operators, engineers and computer scientists to document methods, behaviors, research, or innovations applicable to the Internet.

  • Featured Working Group

    Domain Name System Operations

    The DNS Operations Working Group will develop guidelines for the operation of DNS software and services and for the administration of DNS zones. These guidelines will provide technical information...

    dnsop active dnsop@ietf.org
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    Domain names - concepts and facilities

    This RFC is the revised basic definition of The Domain Name System. It obsoletes RFC-882. This memo describes the domain style names and their used for host address look up and electronic mail fo...

    RFC 1034 was: rfc1034

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