RFC 9526

Simple Provisioning of Public Names for Residential Networks, January 2024

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D. Migault
R. Weber
M. Richardson
R. Hunter
homenet (int)

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DOI:  https://doi.org/10.17487/RFC9526

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Home network owners may have devices or services hosted on their home network that they wish to access from the Internet (i.e., from a network outside of the home network). Home networks are increasingly numbered using IPv6 addresses, which in principle makes this access simpler, but accessing home networks from the Internet requires the names and IP addresses of these devices and services to be made available in the public DNS.

This document describes how a Home Naming Authority (NHA) instructs the outsourced infrastructure to publish these pieces of information in the public DNS. The names and IP addresses of the home network are set in the Public Homenet Zone by the Homenet Naming Authority (HNA), which in turn instructs an outsourced infrastructure to publish the zone on behalf of the home network owner.

For the definition of Status, see RFC 2026.

For the definition of Stream, see RFC 8729.

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