ICANN DNS Symposium | July 2018
The theme for the IDS 2018 is: "Attention, Domain Name System: Your 30-year scheduled maintenance is overdue."
Remarkable as it may seem, the Domain Name System (DNS) is well into its thirties. The DNS began as an exercise to improve the scaling properties of mapping host names on the ARPANET to Internet addresses, and to also help decentralize email box names. In 30 years, we have evolved from the early experimentation and implementation of the formative domain name standards to a distributed name resolution system with millions of name servers that process billions of queries daily.
The DNS runs remarkably well and most users think of it as rock solid. But perhaps the system could be made healthier, or could be improved to support even further innovation. What if we put the DNS through a scheduled maintenance with the kind of full diagnostic assessment routinely recommended for high performance vehicles?
IDS 2018 has members of research, academia, and operational communities sharing experiences, data, and innovative thinking on how we might improve the DNS. The agenda for the day will include:
Keynote, Paul Mockapetris
Tradeoffs in DNS protocol evolution, security, and centralized vs. distributed architectures, Jari Arkko
A look back at "A Look Back", Edward Lewis
The development of BIND, tracking the growth of the DNS and DNS standards over 30 years, Jeff Osborn
One wire format, how many protocols?, Olafur Gudmundsson
DNS inconsistency, John Kristoff
The state of reverse DNS, Tobias Fiebig
Panel on DNS weaknesses, Steve Crocker, Cricket Liu, Paul Mockapetris, David Conrad
Cleaning up the Augean DNS, Ondrej Sury
DNS OX records allow new semantic uses, Javier Diaz
The DNS as a directory for identities, Vittorio Bertola
Increasing the trust of the DNSSEC hierarchy using a delegation-only flag, Paul Wouters
An IETF-based view of where the DNS is now and where it might be going in the future, Suzanne Woolf and Warren Kumari
Where's my DNS?, Sara Dickinson
Panel on DNS over new transports, Allison Mankin, Paul Hoffman, Sara Dickinson
Sunrise DNS-over-TLS! Sunset DNSSEC?, Benno Overeinder
IDS 2018 Date: Friday 13th July
Registration: 8 am
Sessions: 9 am – 6 pm
Meet and Greet Cocktail Reception: 6:30 pm
Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth
Address: 900 Rene Levesque Blvd. W Montreal Quebec, Canada, H3B 4A5
Tel: + 1 514 861 3511
Meeting Room: Av. Duluth + Av. Van Horne
Coffee Break: Foyer
Lunch: Square Dorchester
Reception: Square Dorchester
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