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DNS Extensions Working Group                                 J. Schlyter
Internet-Draft                                              May 19, 2005
Expires: November 20, 2005


                     RFC 3597 Interoperability Report
                   draft-ietf-dnsext-interop3597-02.txt

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Abstract

    This memo documents the result from the RFC 3597 (Handling of Unknown
    DNS Resource Record Types) interoperability testing.










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Table of Contents

    1.  Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  3
    2.  Implementations  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  3
    3.  Tests  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  3
      3.1   Authoritative Primary Name Server  . . . . . . . . . . . .  3
      3.2   Authoritative Secondary Name Server  . . . . . . . . . . .  3
      3.3   Full Recursive Resolver  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  4
      3.4   Stub Resolver  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  4
      3.5   DNSSEC Signer  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  4
    4.  Problems found . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  4
    5.  Summary  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  4
    6.  Normative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  4
        Author's Address . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  4
    A.  Test zone data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  5
        Intellectual Property and Copyright Statements . . . . . . . .  6



































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1.  Introduction

    This memo documents the result from the RFC 3597 (Handling of Unknown
    DNS Resource Record Types) interoperability testing.  The test was
    performed during June and July 2004 by request of the IETF DNS
    Extensions Working Group.

2.  Implementations

    The following is a list, in alphabetic order, of implementations
    tested for compliance with RFC 3597:

       DNSJava 1.6.4
       ISC BIND 8.4.5
       ISC BIND 9.3.0
       NSD 2.1.1
       Net::DNS 0.47 patchlevel 1
       Nominum ANS 2.2.1.0.d

    These implementations covers the following functions (number of
    implementations tested for each function in paranthesis):

       Authoritative Name Servers (4)
       Full Recursive Resolver (2)
       Stub Resolver (4)
       DNSSEC Zone Signers (2)

    All listed implementations are genetically different.

3.  Tests

    The following tests was been performed to validate compliance with
    RFC 3597 section 3 ("Transparency"), 4 ("Domain Name Compression")
    and 5 ("Text Representation").

3.1  Authoritative Primary Name Server

    The test zone data (Appendix A) was loaded into the name server
    implementation and the server was queried for the loaded information.

3.2  Authoritative Secondary Name Server

    The test zone data (Appendix A) was transferred using AXFR from
    another name server implementation and the server was queried for the
    transferred information.






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3.3  Full Recursive Resolver

    A recursive resolver was queried for resource records from a domain
    with the test zone data (Appendix A).

3.4  Stub Resolver

    A stub resolver was used to query resource records from a domain with
    the test zone data (Appendix A).

3.5  DNSSEC Signer

    A DNSSEC signer was used to sign a zone with test zone data
    (Appendix A).

4.  Problems found

    Two implementations had problems with text presentation of zero
    length RDATA.

    One implementation had problems with text presentation of RR type
    code and classes >= 4096.

    Bug reports were filed for problems found.

5.  Summary

    Unknown type codes works in the tested authoritative servers,
    recursive resolvers and stub clients.

    No changes are needed to advance RFC 3597 to draft standard.

6.  Normative References

    [1]  Gustafsson, A., "Handling of Unknown DNS Resource Record (RR)
         Types", RFC 3597, September 2003.


Author's Address

    Jakob Schlyter

    Email: jakob@rfc.se








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Appendix A.  Test zone data

    ; A-record encoded as TYPE1
    a  TYPE1  \# 4 7f000001
    a  TYPE1  192.0.2.1
    a  A      \# 4 7f000002

    ; draft-ietf-secsh-dns-05.txt
    sshfp  TYPE44  \# 22 01 01 c691e90714a1629d167de8e5ee0021f12a7eaa1e

    ; bogus test record (from RFC 3597)
    type731    TYPE731    \# 6 abcd (
                               ef 01 23 45 )

    ; zero length RDATA (from RFC 3597)
    type62347  TYPE62347  \# 0



































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