draft-ietf-dnsext-ecc-key-00.txt   draft-ietf-dnsext-ecc-key-01.txt 
INTERNET-DRAFT ECC Keys in the DNS INTERNET-DRAFT ECC Keys in the DNS
Expires: January 2002 July 2001 Expires: May 2002 November 2001
Elliptic Curve KEYs in the DNS Elliptic Curve KEYs in the DNS
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<draft-ietf-dnsext-ecc-key-00.txt> <draft-ietf-dnsext-ecc-key-01.txt>
Richard C. Schroeppel Richard C. Schroeppel
Donald Eastlake 3rd Donald Eastlake 3rd
Status of This Document Status of This Document
This draft is intended to be become a Proposed Standard RFC. This draft is intended to be become a Proposed Standard RFC.
Distribution of this document is unlimited. Comments should be sent Distribution of this document is unlimited. Comments should be sent
to the DNS mailing list <namedroppers@internic.com> or to the to the DNS mailing list <namedroppers@internic.com> or to the
authors. authors.
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1. Introduction 1. Introduction
The Domain Name System (DNS) is the global hierarchical replicated The Domain Name System (DNS) is the global hierarchical replicated
distributed database system for Internet addressing, mail proxy, and distributed database system for Internet addressing, mail proxy, and
other information. The DNS has been extended to include digital other information. The DNS has been extended to include digital
signatures and cryptographic keys as described in [RFC 2535]. Thus signatures and cryptographic keys as described in [RFC 2535]. Thus
the DNS can now be secured and used for secure key distribution. the DNS can now be secured and used for key distribution.
This document describes how to store elliptic curve cryptographic This document describes how to store elliptic curve cryptographic
(ECC) keys in the DNS so they can be used for a variety of security (ECC) keys in the DNS so they can be used for a variety of security
purposes. A DNS elliptic curve SIG resource record is not defined. purposes. A DNS elliptic curve SIG resource record is not defined.
Familiarity with ECC cryptography is assumed [Menezes]. Familiarity with ECC cryptography is assumed [Menezes].
The key words "MUST", "MUST NOT", "REQUIRED", "SHALL", "SHALL NOT", The key words "MUST", "MUST NOT", "REQUIRED", "SHALL", "SHALL NOT",
"SHOULD", "SHOULD NOT", "RECOMMENDED", "MAY", and "OPTIONAL" in this "SHOULD", "SHOULD NOT", "RECOMMENDED", "MAY", and "OPTIONAL" in this
document are to be interpreted as described in [RFC 2119]. document are to be interpreted as described in [RFC 2119].
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Assignment of meaning to the remaining ECC KEY flag bits or to values Assignment of meaning to the remaining ECC KEY flag bits or to values
of ECC fields outside the ranges for which meaning in defined in this of ECC fields outside the ranges for which meaning in defined in this
document requires an IETF consensus as defined in [RFC 2434]. document requires an IETF consensus as defined in [RFC 2434].
This specification uses algorithm number 4 for DNS elliptic curve KEY This specification uses algorithm number 4 for DNS elliptic curve KEY
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RRs that was reserved for this purpose in RFC 2535. An elliptic RRs that was reserved for this purpose in RFC 2535. An elliptic
curve (algorithm = 4) SIG RR is not defined and is reserved for curve (algorithm = 4) SIG RR is not defined and is reserved.
future specification.
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References References
[RFC 1034] - P. Mockapetris, "Domain names - concepts and [RFC 1034] - P. Mockapetris, "Domain names - concepts and
facilities", 11/01/1987. facilities", 11/01/1987.
[RFC 1035] - P. Mockapetris, "Domain names - implementation and [RFC 1035] - P. Mockapetris, "Domain names - implementation and
specification", 11/01/1987. specification", 11/01/1987.
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EMail: Donald.Eastlake@motorola.com EMail: Donald.Eastlake@motorola.com
Expiration and File Name Expiration and File Name
This draft expires in January 2002. This draft expires in May 2002.
Its file name is draft-ietf-dnsext-ecc-key-00.txt. Its file name is draft-ietf-dnsext-ecc-key-01.txt.
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