The RDNS Project
The Reverse Domain Name System (RDNS) project was an effort to streamline reverse DNS operations and make it easier for network range users to manipulate related domain objects.
There were two parts to the project:
- The introduction of a new authorisation mechanism for domain objects
- A clean up of inconsistencies between data in domain objects as stored in the whois database and reverse delegation information in the DNS
Discussion on the original proposal took place on the RIPE NCC Services Working Group. It is summarised in:
The proposal for authorisation based on the "mnt-domains:" attribute was posted on the DNS Working Group mailing list:
The possible consequences of introducing the "mnt-domains:" based authorisation was also posted on the DNS Working Group mailing list:
- The proposal on how to proceed with the clean up was posted to the Database Working Group mailing list at:
The RIPE NCC undertook a consistency clean-up between 7 January and 1 March 2004. This was necessary to use the whois database as an authoritative source for the generation of zone data.
Questions about the RIPE Whois Database and reverse delegations can be sent to ripe-dbm _at_ ripe _dot_ net