Metadata

data about the data

DNS-AS Metadata Resource Record are expressed witin a TXT DATA format

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/                   TXT-DATA                   /
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TXT-DATA       One or more <character-string>s.

  • TXT RRs are used to hold descriptive text.
    The semantics of the text depends on the domain where it is found.
  • Originally for arbitrary human-readable text in a DNS record.
  • Since the early 1990s, however, this record more often carries machine-readable data, such as specified by RFC 1464, opportunistic encryption, Sender Policy Framework, DKIM, DMARC, DNS-SD, etc.
  • The base DNS specification limits DNS messages over UDP to 512 octets
  • You can use multiple RRs, but this will make it complicated to sort the records