Current Hostname Practice Considered Harmful
RFC 8117

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Subject: Document Action: 'Current Hostname Practice Considered Harmful' to Informational RFC (draft-ietf-intarea-hostname-practice-05.txt)

The IESG has approved the following document:
- 'Current Hostname Practice Considered Harmful'
  (draft-ietf-intarea-hostname-practice-05.txt) as Informational RFC

This document is the product of the Internet Area Working Group.

The IESG contact persons are Suresh Krishnan and Terry Manderson.

A URL of this Internet Draft is:

Technical Summary

The document describes some of the protocols that reveal hostnames today and sketches another possible remedy,  which is to replace static hostnames by frequently changing randomized values

Working Group Summary

The document has been approved for adoption as WG draft by the intarea WG. It has been reviewed by a small number of people who are active in the intarea WG and authors updated the document accordingly. The document has been subject for a short email discussion. There was positive consensus and no dissent and no point of controversy.

Document Quality

The document has been reviewed by several participants from the intarea WG. The draft has also been enhanced with the results gleamed from an experiment on the IETF meeting network. There are no known implementations of the solutions at this point. 

 The Document Shepherd is Wassim Haddad. The responsible Area Director is Suresh Krishnan.