[dns-operations] Domain Name System without Root Servers

Randy Bush randy at psg.com
Mon Oct 2 22:50:17 UTC 2017

> Nice paper, for resolver managers and TLD managers: how to get rid of
> the root for some TLDs (the system would be opt-in):
> https://www.vs.uni-due.de/paper/2017_Wander_Rootless_DNS.pdf
> The idea is to reuse priming (RFC 8109). The resolvers would know the
> NS and DS resource record sets of TLDs, and use priming to refresh
> their knowledge. It works as long as a TLD does not change everything
> at once.
> The most interesting part of the paper is a survey of the TLD changes
> in the last four years: most TLD kept at least one IP address of the
> original set during these four years. So, the idea could work.

read.  it certainly seems realistic.

thanks for the pointer.


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