[rfc-dist] RFC 4470 on Minimally Covering NSEC Records and DNSSEC On-line Signing

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        RFC 4470

        Title:      Minimally Covering NSEC Records and 
                    DNSSEC On-line Signing 
        Author:     S. Weiler, J. Ihren
        Status:     Standards Track
        Date:       April 2006
        Mailbox:    weiler at tislabs.com, 
                    johani at autonomica.se
        Pages:      8
        Characters: 17471
        Updates:    RFC4035, RFC4034

        I-D Tag:    draft-ietf-dnsext-dnssec-online-signing-02.txt

        URL:        http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc4470.txt

This document describes how to construct DNSSEC NSEC resource records 
that cover a smaller range of names than called for by RFC 4034.  By 
generating and signing these records on demand, authoritative name 
servers can effectively stop the disclosure of zone contents otherwise 
made possible by walking the chain of NSEC records in a signed zone.  

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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