Information Series on DNS: Part 7

Abhijeet Modi/ September 15, 2021/ Blog

The following series of articles details information of DNS Records, we are covering each setting in the series, providing basic use and purpose.

What are HIP Records, what are they used for, and how do they work?

The HIP records are used for the IP networks. The major application of the HIP records is to separate the locator roles and the end-point identifier of Internet Protocol networks. This address offers a secure and fast approach for mobile computing as well as multihoming.

Basically, the traffic to the internet is managed by the IP address as well as domain name services. If you use the HIP network, the IP addresses will be changed into cryptographic identifiers, which are responsible for supporting peer-to-peer connectivity smoothly. Dentified by RFC 8005, the HIP Records help replace the IP addresses with the name identifiers to offer secure connectivity.

What are IPSECKEY Records, what are they used for, and how do they work?

Identified by RFC 4025, IPSECKEY Records are used with the Internet Protocol Security (IPS), which ensures seamless and secure communication between two or more computers. These records develop protocols that set up mutual authentication between different hosts and other networks. The main purpose of the IPSECKEY records is to promote seamless interactions between different computers and help establish a secure and fast network.

What are KEY Records, what are they used for, and how do they work?

These records are designed for TKEY and SIG mainly. The KEY records are identified by RFC 2535 and RFC 2930. Now, the application of the KEY records is confined to the DNSSEC.

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