DNS Proxy Bypass by Recursive DNS Discovery and LOCAL.ARPA

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Authors Ray Bellis  , Alex Bligh  , Wouter Wijngaards 
Last updated 2009-10-15
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This document describes a method for a DNS client resolver to discover the IP addresses of the upstream recursive DNS resolvers and hence bypass the local DNS proxy. It also directs IANA to reserve the "LOCAL.ARPA" domain name and to create a registry for well known sub-domains of that domain name, such sub-domains being reserved for use within any network's administrative boundary.


Ray Bellis (ray.bellis@nominet.org.uk)
Alex Bligh (alex@alex.org.uk)
Wouter Wijngaards (wouter@nlnetlabs.nl)

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