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A New Look at the Old Domain Name System , Daniel Massey2

Summary: A New Look at the Old Domain Name System
Yair Amir1
, Daniel Massey2
, Ciprian Tutu1
Technical Report
July 18, 2003
The Domain Name System (DNS) is undergoing
fundamental changes in both design and operations,
but these changes are mostly taking place in piecemeal
extensions. In this paper we consider how to maintain
a simple and robust DNS in the face of these inevitable
and essential changes. We consider some of the fea-
tures that the modern DNS is trying to incorporate and
we look at the ensuing problems from a systematic per-
spective. We identify some key architectural issues and
design principles that we believe are essential to the
successful integration of such features in the DNS in-


Source: Amir, Yair - Department of Computer Science, Johns Hopkins University


Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences