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DNS Evolution


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DNS Evolution

The DNS is changing. Current efforts to add privacy through channel encryption in the DNS are just part of a larger picture. Authentication of DNS responses through DNSSEC is also part of the picture, as well as transport layer robustness and the concerns over the continued use of UDP as the common substrate. In addition, we are now adding a rich layer of service rendezvous tools to the DNS through the SVCB and HTTPSSVC records. Taken together, these are a lot of changes to a vital component of common Internet infrastructure and it is reasonable to ask how likely these proposed DNS changes are to see deployment and will the DNS be fundamentally changed along the way?

Geoff Huston is the Chief Scientist at APNIC, the Regional Internet Registry for the Asia Pacific. Prior to this role he was the Chief Internet Architect at Telstra in Australia. He has served on the Internet Architecture Board and chaired a number of IETF Working Groups. His current research interests include routing, security and the DNS.

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