TKEY record

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TKEY (transaction key) is a record type of the Domain Name System.

TKEY RRs can used in number of different modes to establish shared keys between a DNS resolver and Server.

TKEY record format[edit]

TKEY Resource Record Fields
Field Description Length (octets)
NAME Key name, which must be unique on client and server (variable)
TYPE TKEY (249) 2
CLASS ANY (255) 2
TTL 0 (since TKEY records must not be cached) 4
RDLENGTH Length of RDATA field 2
RDATA Variable-length structure containing the timestamp, algorithm, mode, hash data and error (variable)

Mode Field values[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • RFC 2930, "Secret Key Establishment for DNS (TKEY RR)", D. Eastlake, September 2000