[rfc-dist] RFC 6950 on Architectural Considerations on Application Features in the DNS

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        RFC 6950

        Title:      Architectural Considerations on Application Features 
                    in the DNS 
        Author:     J. Peterson, O. Kolkman,
                    H. Tschofenig, B. Aboba
        Status:     Informational
        Stream:     IAB
        Date:       October 2013
        Mailbox:    jon.peterson at neustar.biz, 
                    olaf at nlnetlabs.nl, 
                    Hannes.Tschofenig at gmx.net,
                    Bernard_aboba at hotmail.com
        Pages:      31
        Characters: 85548
        Updates/Obsoletes/SeeAlso:   None

        I-D Tag:    draft-iab-dns-applications-07.txt

        URL:        http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc6950.txt

A number of Internet applications rely on the Domain Name System
(DNS) to support their operations.  Many applications use the DNS to
locate services for a domain; some, for example, transform identifiers
other than domain names into formats that the DNS can process, and
then fetch application data or service location data from the DNS.
Proposals incorporating sophisticated application behavior using DNS
as a substrate have raised questions about the role of the DNS as an
application platform.  This document explores the architectural
consequences of using the DNS to implement certain application
features, and it provides guidance to future application designers as to
the limitations of the DNS as a substrate and the situations in which
alternative designs should be considered.

This document is a product of the Internet Architecture Board.

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