[dns-operations] Vista and the PNRP protocol

Douglas Otis dotis at mail-abuse.org
Thu Nov 9 18:38:49 UTC 2006

On Nov 9, 2006, at 2:41 AM, Jeroen Massar wrote:

> Stephane Bortzmeyer wrote:
> [..]
>> The protocol does not seem specified in a public document (or is
>> it?). The closest thing to a technical description is:
>> http://www.microsoft.com/technet/itsolutions/network/p2p/pnrp.mspx
> It's a directory of resources which makes it is as much "DNS" as
> Kazaa/Gnutella/whatever-p2p-warez-thing allows one to find resources
> (files) on the Kazaa p2p network.
> One fundamental thing is that there is no 'root' as such a trusted
> delegation can never exist and you will never know if the resource you
> are trying to access is really the one you want or is just a spoof of
> the one you asked for. With DNS, even without DNSSEC, if you typed the
> correct name, you can be pretty sure that that is the real one.

Here are a few patent references that might provide some added  
information.  It seems most of the documentation ends at the API.



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