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WG Action: RECHARTER: DNS Extensions (dnsext)



The DNS Extensions (dnsext) Working Group in the Internet Area of the IETF
has been rechartered. For additional information, please contact the 
Area Directors or the working group Chairs.

 DNS Extensions (dnsext)
 -----------------------

   Current Status: Active Working Group 

   Chair(s):
             Olafur Gudmundsson <ogud@ogud.com>
             Olaf Kolkman <olaf@ripe.net>

   Internet Area Director(s):
             Thomas Narten <narten@us.ibm.com>
             Margret Wasserman <Margaret.Wasserman@nokia.com>

   Internet Area Advisor:
             Thomas Narten <narten@us.ibm.com>

   Mailing Lists:
             General Discussion: namedroppers@ops.ietf.org
             To Subscribe: namedroppers-request@ops.ietf.org
             Archive: <http://ops.ietf.org/lists/namedroppers/>

   The DNSEXT Working Group actually uses an additional mailing list:
             DNS Security: dnssec@cafax.se
             To Subscribe: dnssec-request@cafax.se
             Archive: http://www.cafax.se/dnssec/ and
                               ftp://ftp.cafax.se/pub/archives/dnssec.list

 Description of Working Group:

   DNS was originally specified in RFC's 1034 and 1035, with subsequent
   updates. Within the scope of this WG are DNS protocol issues,
   including the specification of message formats, message handling, and
   data formats used for DNS client-server and server-server
   communication.

   This WG is focused on advancing the zone transfer, update and notify
   documents to Draft standard and on the rewrite of the DNSSEC proposed
   standard.

   Issues surrounding the operation of DNS, recommendations concerning
   the configuration of DNS servers, and other issues with the use of
   the protocol are out of scope for this Working Group. These issues
   are considered in other venues, such as the DNS Operations Working
   Group.

 Specific work items are:

               o Protocol clarifications and corrections for DNSSEC, initially
                   these clarifications will be done as separate RFCs that will
                   later be folded into a document that we refer to as the RFC
                   2535bis document standard. These include changes that
                   simplify the operation of DNSSEC.

               o Generate new specification documents of DNSSEC (the RFC
                   2535bis document set) that includes all changes to RFC2535.
                   This includes the following RFCs 2931, 3007, 3008, 3090 and
                   3226 and a number of Internet Drafts including DS,
                   AD-is-secure, Key Signing Flag, etc. Advance this document
                   set through the standards process.

               o Clarification of RFC1034/1035 relating to DNSEXT ongoing work.
                   + Clarification of wildcard processing rules.
                   + Case Insensitivity Clarification.

               o After the work items above have been completed the working
                   group will continue on reviewing the following existing
                   proposed standard and examine if there is a possibility to
                   progress them on the standards track.

                   + RFC1995 (IXFR) to Draft standard.
                   + RFC1996 (Notify) to Draft standard.
                   + RFC2136bis (Dynamic Update) to Draft Standard.
                   + RFC2181 (Clarify) to IESG for advancement to Draft Standard
                   + RFC2308 (Neg Caching) to Draft Standard.
                   + RFC2671 (EDNS0) to Draft Standard.
                   + RFC2845 (TSIG)to Draft standard.
                   + RFC2930 (TKEY) to Draft standard.
                   + RFC3007 (Secure Update) to Draft standard.
                   + RFC3??? AXFR clarify to Draft Standard.
                   + RFC3??? GSS/TSIG to Draft Standard 


               o Foster the development of Link Local Multicast Name
                   Resolution (LLMNR) standard. The WG has taken up this work
                   since LLMNR it is very similar to the DNS protocol. LLMNR is
                   targeted as proposed standard.

   The lifetime of the group is set by the work items above but while
   these are ongoing the working group has additional tasks:

               o Reviewing and providing recommendations about the 
                   specification, by other working groups, of RR types that 
                   do not require any special processing and that do not 
                   require any special naming conventions.

 Goals and Milestones:

     Sep 03 Update boilerplate text on OPT-IN 
     Oct 03 Forward LLMNR to IESG for Proposed Standard.
     Oct 03 WG last call on the DNSSEC document set(RFC2535-bis).
     Oct 03 Forward Wildcard clarification to IESG for proposed standard
     Nov 03 Submit KEY algorithm documents RFC253[69d] and
                     RFC3110 to IESG for proposed standard.
     Sep/Oct 03 Forward RFC2535-bis to IESG for proposed standard.
     Feb 04 Submit to IESG RFC2845 (TSIG)to Draft standard.
     Feb 04 Submit to IESG RFC2930 (TKEY) to Draft standard.
     Nov 03 Start of process of reviewing the following RFCs and to move them to                     PS status.
     Feb 04 RFC1982 (Serial Number Arithmetic)
     Feb 04 RFC2782 (SRV RR) to Draft Standard
     Feb 04 RFC2538 (CERT RR) to Draft Standard.
     May 04 RFC1995 (IXFR) to Draft standard
     May 04 RFC1996 (Notify) to Draft Standard.
     May 04 RFC2136 (Dynamic Update) to Draft Standard.
     May 04 RFC3007 (Secure Update) to Draft standard.
     Aug 04 RFC2181 (Clarify) to Draft Standard.
     Aug 04 RFC2671 (EDNS0) to Draft Standard.
     Aug 04 RFC2308 (Neg Caching) to Draft Standard.
     Nov 04 RFC3090 (TKEY) to Draft Standard.
     Nov 04 FRC2539 (DH Key RR) to Draft Standard.
     Nov 04 RFC3226 (Message Size) to Draft Standard.