[rfc-dist] RFC 6975 on Signaling Cryptographic Algorithm Understanding in DNS Security Extensions (DNSSEC)

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        RFC 6975

        Title:      Signaling Cryptographic Algorithm Understanding in 
                    DNS Security Extensions (DNSSEC) 
        Author:     S. Crocker, S. Rose
        Status:     Standards Track
        Stream:     IETF
        Date:       July 2013
        Mailbox:    steve at shinkuro.com, 
                    scottr.nist at gmail.com
        Pages:      9
        Characters: 18353
        Updates/Obsoletes/SeeAlso:   None

        I-D Tag:    draft-ietf-dnsext-dnssec-algo-signal-10.txt

        URL:        http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc6975.txt

The DNS Security Extensions (DNSSEC) were developed to provide origin
authentication and integrity protection for DNS data by using digital
signatures.  These digital signatures can be generated using
different algorithms.  This document specifies a way for validating
end-system resolvers to signal to a server which digital signature
and hash algorithms they support.  The extensions allow the signaling
of new algorithm uptake in client code to allow zone administrators
to know when it is possible to complete an algorithm rollover in a
DNSSEC-signed zone.

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

This is now a Proposed Standard.

STANDARDS TRACK: This document specifies an Internet standards track
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