Best practices for coding new RR Types

Woodworth, John R John.Woodworth at
Thu Oct 22 20:29:14 UTC 2015

> From: Paul Wouters [mailto:paul at]
> On Thu, 22 Oct 2015, Woodworth, John R via Unbound-users wrote:
> > I am trying to implement logic for an experimental (Internet Draft) RR
> > type and am curious if there is a common methodology to get the ball
> > rolling.  Glancing through the code it appears as if most of the magic
> > is in sldns/rrdef.h and sldns/rrdef.c .
> do you need specific processingthat is not like normal record serving?
> Because if you just want your RRtype blob served, you can use a generic
> record format with a private user number.
> Paul

Paul, Thanks for the quick response.  This is very interesting to know.
We will need additional processing for the record in question so I will need
to dig deeper.  I will look at the blob RR as a starting point, any other
helpful tips you can think of?

Thanks again,

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