[rfc-dist] RFC 4641 on DNSSEC Operational Practices

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        RFC 4641

        Title:      DNSSEC Operational Practices 
        Author:     O. Kolkman, R. Gieben
        Status:     Standards Track
        Date:       September 2006
        Mailbox:    olaf at nlnetlabs.nl, 
                    miek at miek.nl
        Pages:      35
        Characters: 79894
        Obsoletes:  RFC2541

        I-D Tag:    draft-ietf-dnsop-dnssec-operational-practices-08.txt

        URL:        http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc4641.txt

This document describes a set of practices for operating the DNS with
security extensions (DNSSEC).  The target audience is zone
administrators deploying DNSSEC.

The document discusses operational aspects of using keys and
signatures in the DNS.  It discusses issues of key generation, key
storage, signature generation, key rollover, and related policies.

This document obsoletes RFC 2541, as it covers more operational
ground and gives more up-to-date requirements with respect to key
sizes and the new DNSSEC specification.  This memo provides information 
for the Internet community.

This document is a product of the Domain Name System Operations
Working Group of the IETF.

This is now a Proposed Standard Protocol.

STANDARDS TRACK: This document specifies an Internet standards track
protocol for the Internet community,and requests discussion and 
suggestions for improvements.Please refer to the current edition of the 
Internet Official Protocol Standards (STD 1) for the standardization 
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