Legacy Resolver Compatibility for Delegation Signer (DS)
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From: The IESG <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: IETF-Announce <email@example.com> Cc: Internet Architecture Board <firstname.lastname@example.org>, RFC Editor <email@example.com>, dnsext mailing list <firstname.lastname@example.org>, dnsext chair <email@example.com> Subject: Protocol Action: 'Legacy Resolver Compatibility for Delegation Signer' to Proposed Standard The IESG has approved the following document: - 'Legacy Resolver Compatibility for Delegation Signer ' <draft-ietf-dnsext-dnssec-2535typecode-change-07.txt> as a Proposed Standard This document is the product of the DNS Extensions Working Group. The IESG contact persons are Thomas Narten and Mark Townsley. A URL of this Internet-Draft is: http://www.ietf.org/internet-drafts/draft-ietf-dnsext-dnssec-2535typecode-change-07.txt
Technical Summary As the DNS Security (DNSSEC) specifications have evolved, the syntax and semantics of the DNSSEC resource records (RRs) have changed. Many deployed nameservers understand variants of these semantics. Dangerous interactions can occur when a resolver that understands an earlier version of these semantics queries an authoritative server that understands the newer Delegation Signer RR semantics, including at least one failure scenario that will cause an unsecured zone to be unresolvable. This document changes the type codes and mnemonics of the DNSSEC RRs (SIG, KEY, and NXT) for the newest version of these RRs to avoid those interactions. Using new type codes ensures that older and newer resolvers can easily distinguish which variant of these RRs have been implemented and how they should be interpreted. Working Group Summary There was consensus in the WG for this option. Note that this document is part of the overall DNSEXT plan of issuing individual updates to the DNSSEC RFCs; when all the changes have been completed, a revised version of 2535 will be issued tht incorportes all the changes. Protocol Quality This document has been reviewed for the IESG by Thomas Narten and Erik Nordmark.