DNS IXFR, Notification, and Dynamic Update (dnsind) Concluded WG

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WG Name DNS IXFR, Notification, and Dynamic Update
Acronym dnsind
Area Internet Area (int)
State Concluded
Charter charter-ietf-dnsind-01 Approved
Dependencies Document dependency graph (SVG)
Personnel Chairs ├ôlafur Gu├░mundsson 
Randy Bush 
Mailing list Address namedroppers@internic.net
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Charter for Working Group

The DNS Incremental Transfer, Notification, and Dynamic Update Working
Group is concerned with three areas of future DNS protocol

1. Incremental Zone Transfer - As the sizes of some zone files have
quite large, it is believed that a protocol addition to allow the
transfer of only the changed subset of a zone will reduce net
and the load on critical servers.

2. Change Notification - There can be large time intervals during which
at least one secondary has data that is inconsistent with the
The proposed ``notify'' mechanism (where the primary sends a message
to known secondaries) facilitates fast convergence of servers
vis-a-vis consistency of data in the zones.

3. Dynamic Update - The need to frequently update small portions of a
large zone and to have those updates propagate is perceived.


Date Milestone
1 Apr 1996 Submit Dynamic Update, Incremental Transfer, and Notify Internet-Drafts to the IESG for consideration as Proposed Standards.

Done milestones

Date Milestone
Done Submit revised Incremental Transfer and Notify Internet-Drafts.
Done Submit Incremental Transfer and Notify Internet-Drafts.
Done Consolidated review of draft-ietf-dns-ixfr-01.txt.