Current Meeting Report
2.3.6 Domain Name Server Operations (dnsop)
NOTE: This charter is a snapshot of the 52nd IETF Meeting in Salt Lake City, Utah USA. It
may now be out-of-date. Last Modified:
Lars-Johan Liman <email@example.com>
Ray Plzak <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Operations and Management Area Director(s):
Randy Bush <email@example.com>
Bert Wijnen <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Operations and Management Area Advisor:
Randy Bush <email@example.com>
To Subscribe: firstname.lastname@example.org
Description of Working Group:
The DNS Operations Working Group will develop guidelines for the
operation DNS name servers and the administration of DNS zone files.
These guidelines will provide technical information relating to the
implementation of the DNS protocol by the operators and administrators
of DNS domains. The group will perform the following activities:
1. Define the processes by which Domain Name System (DNS) servers may
be efficiently and correctly administered, configured, and
operated on Internet networks. This will include root zone name
servers, gTLD name servers, and the name servers of other DNS
domains. As part of this effort, the group will produce documents
explaining to the general Internet community what processes and
mechanisms should be employed for the effective management and
operation of DNS servers.
2. Publish (or assume sponsorship for) documents concerning DNSSEC
3. Publish (or assume sponsorship for) documents concerning the
education of new/novice DNS "users" (FYI-RFCs).
4. Identify performance measurement tools and evaluate their
The group sees four main areas with related documents:
Root Name Server Operational Requirements
Editor: Randy Bush
Multiple servers sharing the same IP address
Editor: Masataka Ohta
Zone KEY RRSet Signing Procedure
Editor: Edward Lewis
Performance and measuring
Editors: Randy Bush & Michael Patton
Goals and Milestones:
|Jun 99||  || Publish revised Root Server Requirements.|
|Jul 99||  || Publish revised version of Key Handling.|
|Jul 99||  || Publish first version of Servers Sharing IP#.|
|Sep 99||  || WG last call for Root Server Requirements.|
|Sep 99||  || Publish first version of Performance and Measuring.|
|Oct 99||  || Publish revised version of Key Handling.|
|Oct 99||  || Publish revised version of Servers Sharing IP#.|
|Nov 99||  || Submit Root Server Requirements to the IESG for consideration as Informational (BCP?).|
|Dec 99||  || Publish 2nd revised version of Servers Sharing IP#.|
|Jan 00||  || Publish revised version of Key Handling.|
|Feb 00||  || Publish revised Performance and Measuring.|
|Mar 00||  || WG last call for Key Handling.|
|Mar 00||  || WG last call for Servers Sharing IP#.|
|May 00||  || Publish revised Performance and Measuring.|
|May 00||  || Submit Servers Sharing IP# to the IESG for consideration as Informational.|
|Jun 00||  || Submit Key Handling to the IESG for consideration as BCP.|
|Aug 00||  || WG last call for Performance and Measuring.|
|Oct 00||  || Submit Performance and Measuring to the IESG for consideration as Informational.|
Request For Comments:
|RFC2870|| ||Root Name Server Operational Requirements
Current Meeting Report
Minutes of the DNSOP WG
Salt Lake City, UT, US
Prepared by Ray Plzak
1. The meeting was called to order by the Chairman, Lars-Johan Liman. The agenda was reviewed. There were no changes. The blue sheet was passed around to register attendance.
2. The following WG drafts were placed on hold awaiting resolution of related issues in the DNSEXT WG.
a. draft-ietf-dnsop-keyhand-NN.txt (Ed Lewis)
b. draft-ietf-dnsop-rollover-NN.txt (D. Eastlake, M. Andrews)
c. draft-ietf-dnsop-resolver-rollover-NN.txt (Olaf Kolkman)
3. draft-ietf-kitamura-ipv6-name-auto-reg-00.txt (Hiroshi Kitamura)
There was no presenter. Discussion was directed to the list.
4. draft-ietf-dnsop-dontpublish-unreachable-NN.txt (Philip Hazel)
There was no presenter. After brief discussion the chair noted that this discussion and that on the wg list indicated that there was a group consensus for the document. This document will go to last call with a recommendation to publish as a BCP.
5. draft-ietf-dnsop-bad-dns-res-00.txt (Matt Larson)
Matt presented the rationale for his draft. After discussion it was agreed that this document should be split into two documents - one to be a BCP because it contains operation recommendations and the other to be an Informational RFC.
6. draft-ietf-ngtrans-dns-ops-req-03.txt (Alain Durand)
Alain presented the rationale for his draft, which is under the ngtrans wg. He presented this to gain input for the document. There was no consensus from the group about the document. There was a general consensus that the ability of dns to operate in a mixed ipv4 and ipv6 environment did not have an apparent solution and that whatever solution was arrived at could be implemented without impacting the ipv4 environment and that there is a requirement for a set of tools to implement whatever solution was arrived at.
7. draft-ihren-dnsop-v6-name-space-fragment-00.txt (Johan Ihren)
Johan presented the rationale for his draft. There was a brief discussion of the draft. The document was accepted into the wg and will be discussed in detail on the list.
8. Review of charter and discussion of the status of the working group. (Liman)
The Chairman conducted a review of the charter and the status of the wg documents. In regard to the measurements effort the results of the measurements BOF to be conducted later will determine whether the wg continues effort in this area. The v4/v6 transport activity will be added to the charter. Bill Manning volunteered to collect measurement data and provide the information in a document.
9. Reports from projects and workshops. None.
10. AOB. None.
11. The meeting was adjourned.