Deploy360 16 February 2012

3 IETF Mailing Lists To Follow For Monitoring DNSSEC

By Dan YorkDirector, Internet Technology

Would you like to monitor the ongoing evolution of IETF standards related to DNSSEC?  If so, here are 3 IETF working group mailing lists you may consider joining.  All lists are open to anyone to join.  Do note that several of these can have a very large amount of traffic.  Each of the mailing list pages also contains a link to the mailing list public archives if you would like to see what is going on in the lists prior to (or instead of) subscribing.

  • dnsext mailing listdnsext charter

    The DNS has a large installed base and repertoire of protocol specifications. The DNSEXT working group will actively advance DNS protocol-related RFCs on the standards track while thoroughly reviewing further proposed extensions. The scope of the DNSEXT WG is confined to the DNS protocol, particularly changes that affect DNS protocols “on the wire” or the internal processing of DNS data. DNS operations are out of scope for the WG.

  • dnsop mailing listdnsop charter

    The DNS Operations Working Group will develop guidelines for the operation of DNS software servers and the administration of DNS zone files. These guidelines will provide technical information relating to the implementation of the DNS protocol by the operators and administrators of DNS zones

  • dane mailing listDANE charter

    The DNS-based Authentication of Named Entities (dane) working group will specify mechanisms and techniques that allow Internet applications to establish cryptographically secured communications by using information distributed through DNSSEC for discovering and authenticating public keys which are associated with a service located at a domain name.

    For more information about the DANE working group, see the article in the October 2011 IETF Journal: “DANE: Taking TLS Authentication to the Next Level Using DNSSEC


Disclaimer: Viewpoints expressed in this post are those of the author and may or may not reflect official Internet Society positions.

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