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RFC 8145 - Signaling Trust Anchor Knowledge in DNS Security Extensions (DNSSEC)

Duane Wessels, Verisign
Paul Hoffman, ICANN
Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), IETF (2017)


The DNS Security Extensions (DNSSEC) were developed to provide origin authentication and integrity protection for DNS data by using digital signatures. These digital signatures can be verified by building a chain of trust starting from a trust anchor and proceeding down to a particular node in the DNS. This document specifies two different ways for validating resolvers to signal to a server which keys are referenced in their chain of trust. The data from such signaling allow zone administrators to monitor the progress of rollovers in a DNSSEC-signed zone.