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RFC 3425

"Obsoleting IQUERY", November 2002

Canonical URL:
http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc3425.txt
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Status:
PROPOSED STANDARD
Updates:
RFC 1035
Author:
D. Lawrence
Stream:
IETF
Source:
dnsext (int)

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Abstract

The IQUERY method of performing inverse DNS lookups, specified in RFC 1035, has not been generally implemented and has usually been operationally disabled where it has been implemented. Both reflect a general view in the community that the concept was unwise and that the widely-used alternate approach of using pointer (PTR) queries and reverse-mapping records is preferable. Consequently, this document deprecates the IQUERY operation, declaring it entirely obsolete. This document updates RFC 1035. [STANDARDS-TRACK]


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