Domain Name System Uniform Resource Identifiers
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From: The IESG <email@example.com> To: IETF-Announce <firstname.lastname@example.org> Cc: Internet Architecture Board <email@example.com>, RFC Editor <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: Protocol Action: 'Domain Name System Uniform Resource Identifiers' to Proposed Standard The IESG has approved the following document: - 'Domain Name System Uniform Resource Identifiers ' <draft-josefsson-dns-url-14.txt> as a Proposed Standard This document has been reviewed in the IETF but is not the product of an IETF Working Group. The IESG contact person is Ted Hardie. A URL of this Internet-Draft is: http://www.ietf.org/internet-drafts/draft-josefsson-dns-url-14.txt
Technical Summary This document describes a URI scheme that allows an application to reference data stored in the DNS. It notes use cases for which this is needed. It also contrasts this with other possible DNS-related URI schemes, in particular one which mapped to the DNS protocol actions used to send queries with specific flags. Working Group Summary This work is the product of an individual submitter. There was signficant discussion of this scheme in its early review; in particular, the lack of an ability to specify protocol flags was deemed to be a serious deficit. Efforts to produce a single scheme which served that purpose as well as the purposes inherent in these use cases did not succeed. The result was a proposal to limit this scheme's applicability explicitly and to allow for, or even invite, the creation of a scheme specific to the protocol processing. The one aspect of "protocol processing" left in this scheme is a specific designation of authority (that is, target server), which is required both for diagnostics and in cases of split DNS. Protocol Quality This document was reviewed for the IESG by Ted Hardie.