Re: new port for DNS

Michael Mealling (Michael.Mealling@oit.gatech.edu)
Fri, 16 Jun 1995 14:41:41 -0400 (EDT)


From: Michael.Mealling@oit.gatech.edu (Michael Mealling)
Message-Id: <199506161841.OAA03841@oit.gatech.edu>
Subject: Re: new port for DNS
To: moore@cs.utk.edu (Keith Moore)
Date: Fri, 16 Jun 1995 14:41:41 -0400 (EDT)
Cc: uri@bunyip.com
In-Reply-To: <199506161726.NAA03472@wilma.cs.utk.edu> from "Keith Moore" at Jun 16, 95 01:26:43 pm

Keith Moore said this:
> > I guess we disagree on a much more philosophical level here. One of 
> > my primary goals is to allow anyone to be both publisher and author
> > at a fairly cheap price. In this case a user can register for
> > a section of an OID space without having to contact or or be approved
> > by his employer or ISP. Once they have a pointer in the namespace they
> > can setup their resolver and be an author.
> 
> This works just fine if you define a new DNS record type that means
> "pointer to URN resolution service".  Then your "parent" in OID space
> defines that type of record to point to your resolution server,
> instead of an NS record.

This is what I have done so far. Here is the RR for a URN authority:

<domain> IN <ttl> URN <produced_on_host> <mbox> (
                <preference>            ;preference like MX records
                <Authority_dname>       ;actual host to contact
                <port>                  ;port to contact server on
                <Scheme>                ;final scheme used to resolve URN
                <Signature> )           ;Signature of this record


preference is exaclty like in MX.

port is the port to contact the final resolution authority on.

scheme is the scheme over which you connect.

Signature is the MD5 of the record minus the Signature signed by the
servers private key.

host,port and scheme can all be shoved into a URL if we want to. That part
doesn't matter...

-MM

-MM

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