Mark Allman / ICSI @mallman_icsi

Kyle Schomp, Tom Callahan, Michael Rabinovich, Mark Allman. On Measuring the Client-Side DNS Infrastructure, ACM Internet Measurement Conference, October 2013.
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The Domain Name System (DNS) is a critical component of the Internet infrastructure. It allows users to interact with Web sites using human-readable names and provides a foundation for transparent client request distribution among servers in Web platforms, such as content delivery networks. In this paper, we present methodologies for efficiently discovering the complex client-side DNS infrastructure. We further develop measurement techniques for isolating the behavior of the distinct actors in the infrastructure. Using these strategies, we study various aspects of the client-side DNS infrastructure and its behavior with respect to caching, both in aggregate and separately for different actors.


    author    =        "Kyle Schomp and Tom Callahan and Michael Rabinovich and Mark Allman",
    title     =        "{On Measuring the Client-Side DNS Infrastructure}",
    booktitle =        "ACM SIGCOMM/USENIX Internet Measurement Conference",
    year      =        2013,
    month     =        oct,

Parts of this work are also included in Tom Callahan's Ph.D. dissertation and Kyle Schomp's Ph.D. dissertation.
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