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I-D ACTION:draft-janardhan-dnsext-aging-00.txt



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	Title		: DNS Stale Resource Records Removal Mechanism
	Author(s)	: K. Janardhan, L. Esibov
	Filename	: draft-janardhan-dnsext-aging-00.txt
	Pages		: 6
	Date		: 20-Nov-01
	
The Dynamic DNS Update Protocol assumes that the devices/applications
performing dynamic registration of the DNS records will delete the
records from the DNS database when the records become invalid. Initial
deployment of the devices supporting the Dynamic DNS Update protocol 
indicated that there are multiple legitimate scenarios when records 
dynamically registered in DNS are not removed from the database by the 
devices that originally registered them. This can result in a 
substantial number of stale records. This document describes a 
mechanism to clean up these stale records.

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