[rfc-dist] RFC 4592 on The Role of Wildcards in the Domain Name System

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        RFC 4592

        Title:      The Role of Wildcards in 
                    the Domain Name System 
        Author:     E. Lewis
        Status:     Standards Track
        Date:       July 2006
        Mailbox:    ed.lewis at neustar.biz
        Pages:      20
        Characters: 43991
        Updates:    RFC1034, RFC2672

        I-D Tag:    draft-ietf-dnsext-wcard-clarify-11.txt

        URL:        http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc4592.txt

This is an update to the wildcard definition of RFC 1034.  The
interaction with wildcards and CNAME is changed, an error
condition is removed, and the words defining some concepts central
to wildcards are changed.  The overall goal is not to change
wildcards, but to refine the definition of RFC 1034.  [STANDARDS TRACK]

This document is a product of the DNS Extensions
Working Group of the IETF.

This is now a Proposed Standard Protocol.

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