OIT Networking & Monitoring Services

Host Database: WELL-KNOWN-SERVICES Field Retired

OIT Network Systems
July 26 2005

The Princeton University Host Database has been modified to retire the WELL-KNOWN-SERVICES field.

At one time, the contents of this field determined the DNS WKS resource record. That resource record has not been in-use for many years.

At one time, the contents of this field helped determine if a Host Database entry was eligible for OIT DHCP and BootP Services. The field stopped playing this role on October 7 2003.

The field no longer served any function, so it has been retired.

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