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From: The IESG <email@example.com> To: IETF-Announce <firstname.lastname@example.org> Cc: RFC Editor <email@example.com> Subject: Protocol Action: 'Multicast DNS' to Proposed Standard (draft-cheshire-dnsext-multicastdns-15.txt) The IESG has approved the following document: - 'Multicast DNS' (draft-cheshire-dnsext-multicastdns-15.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 Ralph Droms. A URL of this Internet Draft is: http://datatracker.ietf.org/doc/draft-cheshire-dnsext-multicastdns/
Technical Summary Multicast DNS (mDNS) provides the ability to do DNS-like operations on the local link in the absence of any conventional unicast DNS server. In addition, mDNS designates a portion of the DNS namespace to be free for local use, without the need to pay any annual fee, and without the need to set up delegations or otherwise configure a conventional DNS server to answer for those names. Working Group Summary This document is AD-sponsored. Document Quality An earlier revision of this document was reviewed by the IETF and the IESG for publication as Informational. The current revision has been updated based on feedback from the earlier reviews. Ralph Droms reviewed the current revision. mDNS is widely implemented. Personnel Ralph Droms (firstname.lastname@example.org) is the responsible AD.