Operational Guidelines for 'local' zones in the DNS

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (individual in ops area)
Authors Akira Kato  , Paul Vixie 
Last updated 2015-10-14 (latest revision 2003-02-25)
Stream Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)
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A large number of DNS queries regarding to the 'local' zones are sent over the Internet in every second. This memo describes operational guidelines to reduce the unnecessary DNS traffic as well as the load of the Root DNS Servers.


Akira Kato (kato@wide.ad.jp)
Paul Vixie (vixie@isc.org)

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