I-D ACTION:draft-ietf-ids-dnsnames-00.txt

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A New Internet-Draft is available from the on-line Internet-Drafts 
directories. This draft is a work item of the Integrated Directory Services
Working Group of the IETF.                                                 

       Title     : Use of DNS Aliases for Network Services                 
       Author(s) : M. Hamilton, R. Wright
       Filename  : draft-ietf-ids-dnsnames-00.txt
       Pages     : 10
       Date      : 06/03/1996

It has become a common practice to use symbolic names (usually CNAMEs) in 
the Domain Name Service (DNS - [1,2]) to refer to network services such as 
anonymous FTP [3] servers, Gopher [4] servers, and most notably World-Wide 
Web HTTP [5] servers.  This is desirable for a number of reasons.  It 
provides a way of moving services from one machine to another 
transparently, and a mechanism by which people or agents may 
programatically discover that an organization runs, say, 
a World-Wide Web server.                  
                                                  
Although this approach has been almost universally adopted, there is no 
standards document or similar specification for these commonly used names. 
This document seeks to rectify this situation by gathering together the 
extant "folklore" on naming conventions, and proposes a mechanism for 
accommodating new protocols.  Distribution of this document is unlimited.  
Comments should be sent to the IETF Integrated Directory Services mailing 
list, ietf-ids@umich.edu, or directly to the authors.                      

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