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The IPsecME working group has obsoleted the IKEv1 protocol in favor of
the IKEv2 protocol many years ago. However, IKEv2 never had an option
to send one or more DNS domains from a Remote Access VPN server to the
VPN clients. IKEv1 did have that option via XAUTH/ModeCFG.
This document defines two Configuration Payload Attribute Types for
the IKEv2 protocol that add support for private DNS domains. These
domains are intended to be resolved using DNS servers reachable
through an IPsec connection, while leaving all other DNS resolution
unchanged. This approach of resolving a subset of domains using non-
public DNS servers is referred to as "Split DNS".
Working Group Summary
Was there anything in WG process that is worth noting? For
example, was there controversy about particular points or
were there decisions where the consensus was particularly
The draft had no controversy. The draft has been discussed frequently on
the mailing list and a lot of comments have been provided on list by
people other than the authors, to include implementors. In addition to
mailing list discussions, the draft has been presented and discussed
during the last 3 IETF (98, 99, 100) meetings. The draft has been
supported by the participants in the room on various hums for the
specific design decisions made in the document.
Are there existing implementations of the protocol? Have a
significant number of vendors indicated their plan to
implement the specification? Are there any reviewers that
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conclusion that the document had no substantive issues? If
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review, on what date was the request posted?
The document is supported by implementors, and authors also represent a
subset of implementors. Interoperability of the DNS domain has been
confirmed by at least three independent implementations. DNSSEC TA
support has not seen an implementation or interoperability test, but
the format is sufficiently simple that no one is worried.
Who is the Document Shepherd? Who is the Responsible Area
The Document Shepherd is David Waltermire. The responsible Area
Director is Eric Rescorla.
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The document shepherd has completely reviewed this draft to include
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The document Shepherd has no issue with the document.
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There is no related IPR disclosures for this document, or the prior document, RFC4307.
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being silent, or does the WG as a whole understand and agree with it?
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been presented during the IETF meetings. There has been a significant
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No error is raised.
== The document seems to lack the recommended RFC 2119 boilerplate, even if
it appears to use RFC 2119 keywords -- however, there's a paragraph with
a matching beginning. Boilerplate error?
(The document does seem to have the reference to RFC 2119 which the
This is caused by the use of RFC8174 boilerplate and should be ignored.
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The document does not need external formal reviews.
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(17) Describe the Document Shepherd's review of the IANA considerations
section, especially with regard to its consistency with the body of the
document. Confirm that all protocol extensions that the document makes
are associated with the appropriate reservations in IANA registries.
Confirm that any referenced IANA registries have been clearly
identified. Confirm that newly created IANA registries include a
detailed specification of the initial contents for the registry, that
allocations procedures for future registrations are defined, and a
reasonable name for the new registry has been suggested (see RFC 5226).
The IANA section adds two new attribute types to the IANA "IKEv2
Configuration Payload Attribute Types" registry. Both of these
entries have been requested for early assignment, have passed expert
review, and already appear in the registry.
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There is no need to proceed to further checks.