RFC 5782

DNS Blacklists and Whitelists, February 2010

Canonical URL:
https://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc5782.txt
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Status:
INFORMATIONAL
Author:
J. Levine
Stream:
IRTF

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DOI:  10.17487/RFC5782

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Abstract

The rise of spam and other anti-social behavior on the Internet has led to the creation of shared blacklists and whitelists of IP addresses or domains. The DNS has become the de-facto standard method of distributing these blacklists and whitelists. This memo documents the structure and usage of DNS-based blacklists and whitelists, and the protocol used to query them. This document is not an Internet Standards Track specification; it is published for informational purposes.


For the definition of Status, see RFC 2026.

For the definition of Stream, see RFC 4844.


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