Mark Allman / ICSI @mallman_icsi

Mark Allman. Putting DNS in Context, ACM SIGCOMM Internet Measurement Conference, October 2020.
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Internet traffic generally relies on the Domain Name System (DNS) to map human-friendly hostnames into IP addresses. While the community has studied many facets of the system in isolation, this paper aims to study the DNS in context. With data from a residential ISP we study DNS along with both activity before an application needs a given mapping and the subsequent application transaction. We find that a majority of applications transactions (i) incur no direct DNS costs and (ii) for those that do the cost is minimal.


    author    =     "Mark Allman",
    title     =     "{Putting DNS in Context}",
    booktitle =     "ACM SIGCOMM Internet Measurement Conference",
    year      =     2020,
    month     =     oct,

A five minute teaser talk is here, with accompanying slides.
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