The Zone Key Referral

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (dnsind WG)
Authors Edward Lewis  , Jerry Scharff 
Last updated 1999-03-31
Stream Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)
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A new type of key is defined to address the problems of performance in large delegeted zones and issues of liability of registrars with regards to the storing of public keys belonging to zone cuts. This new key type also brings DNSSEC more in line with the DNS treatment of zone cuts and speeds recovery in handling privatekey exposure.


Edward Lewis (
Jerry Scharff (

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