Mark Allman / ICSI @mallman_icsi

Mark Allman. Comments on DNS Robustness. ACM Internet Measurement Conference, November 2018. To appear.


The Domain Name System (DNS) maps human-friendly names into the network addresses necessary for network communication. Therefore, the robustness of the DNS is crucial to the operation of the Internet as a whole. As such, the DNS protocol and architecture were designed to facilitate structural robustness across the system. For instance, a domain can depend on authoritative nameservers in several topologically and geographically disparate datacenters to aid robustness. However, the actual operation of the system need not utilize these robustness tools. In this paper we provide an analysis of the structural robustness of the DNS ecosystem over the last nine years.


    author    =     "Mark Allman",
    title     =     "{Comments on DNS Robustness}",
    booktitle =     "ACM Internet Measurement Conference",
    year      =     2018,
    month     =     nov,
    note      =     "To appear",

A draft paper is currently available.

The slides from an ANRW 2018 talk on the paper are available, as well as a video of the talk.
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