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Network Working Group                                       S. Josefsson
Internet-Draft                                              RSA Security
Expires: July 12, 2001                                  January 11, 2001


         Detached DNS Information MIME Media Type Registration
                        draft-josefsson-mime-dns-00.txt

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Abstract

   This draft describe the registration of the MIME media type
   application/dns of data on the detached DNS format described in RFC
   2540 [5].









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Table of Contents

   1. Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
   2. MIME type registration of application/dns  . . . . . . . . . . . 3
      References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
      Author's Address . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
      Full Copyright Statement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5












































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1. Introduction

   DNS [1][2] is a widely deployed protocol used to, among other
   things, translate domain names into IP addresses.  DNS data can be
   archived in a format described in RFC 2540 [5], this document
   describe the registration of a MIME type for this format.

2. MIME type registration of application/dns

   To: ietf-types@iana.org
   Subject: Registration of MIME media type application/dns

   MIME media type name: application

   MIME subtype name: dns

   Required parameters: none

   Optional parameters: none

   Encoding considerations: 7bit, 8bit or binary

   Security considerations: This definition identifies the content as
   being detached DNS information [5].  This data may be security
   relevant according to [4], or secured information according to [3].

   Interoperability considerations: none

   Published specification: the format of data that could be tagged
   with this MIME type is documented in RFC 2540 [5].

   Applications which use this media type: DNS related software,
   including software storing and using certificates stored in DNS.

   Additional information:

   Magic number(s): none

   File extension(s): none

   Macintosh File Type Code(s): unknown

   Person & email address to contact for further information:

   Simon Josefsson sjosefsson@rsasecurity.com

   Intended usage: COMMON

   Author/Change controller: unknown


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References

   [1]  Mockapetris, P., "Domain Names - Concepts and Facilities", RFC
        1034, November 1987.

   [2]  Mockapetris, P., "Domain Names - Implementation and
        Specification", RFC 1035, November 1987.

   [3]  Eastlake, D., "Domain Name System Security Extensions", RFC
        2535, March 1999.

   [4]  Eastlake, D. and O. Gudmundsson, "Storing Certificates in the
        Domain Name System (DNS)", RFC 2538, March 1999.

   [5]  Eastlake, D., "Detached Domain Name System (DNS) Information",
        RFC 2540, March 1999.


Author's Address

   Simon Josefsson
   RSA Security
   Arenav¬Ągen 29
   Stockholm  121 29
   Sweden

   Phone: +46 8 7250914
   EMail: sjosefsson@rsasecurity.com























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