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ACM SIGCOMM -1-Computer Communication Review Development of the Domain Name System*

Summary: ACM SIGCOMM -1- Computer Communication Review
Development of the Domain Name System*
Paul V. Mockapetris
USC Information Sciences Institute, Marina del Rey, California
Kevin J. Dunlap
Digital Equipment Corp., DECwest Engineering, Washington
(Originally published in the Proceedings of SIGCOMM `88,
Computer Communication Review Vol. 18, No. 4, August 1988, pp. 123133.)
*This research was supported by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency under contract MDA903-87-C-0719. Views and
conclusions contained in this report are the authors' and should not be interpreted as representing the official opinion or policy of
DARPA, the U.S. government, or any person or agency connected with them.
Permission to copy without fee all or part of this material is granted provided that the copies are not made or distributed for direct commercial advantage, the
ACM copyright notice and the title of the publication and its date appear, and notice is given that copying is by permission of the Association for
Computing Machinery. To copy otherwise, or to republish, requires a fee and/or specific permission.
The Domain Name System (DNS) provides name
service for the DARPA Internet. It is one of the largest
name services in operation today, serves a highly
diverse community of hosts, users, and networks, and
uses a unique combination of hierarchies, caching, and


Source: Akella, Aditya - Department of Computer Sciences, University of Wisconsin at Madison
Badrinath, B. R. - Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Rutgers University
Sirer, Emin Gun - Department of Computer Science, Cornell University


Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences