[dns-operations] Domain Name System without Root Servers

James Stevens James.Stevens at jrcs.co.uk
Tue Oct 3 09:22:41 UTC 2017

On 03/10/17 02:32, Daniel Karrenberg wrote:
> Merci Stephane. Glad to see good work from my native region.
> Methinks we could do even better by just loading the whole root zone
> into resolvers. We know how to effectively distribute O(1MB) files. The
> DNS protocol is not needed for this. Neither are special root servers.
> As this paper shows nicely lameness will be very limited even if a
> resolver operator chooses to do this only every couple of weeks. No
> protocol changes needed. No IETF politics and over-engineering. No
> special action by TLD operators. No ICANN process required.
> Simple, distributed, resilient, robust, ...
> Resolver software could make this easy ...

+10 - personally, I'm surprised slaving the ROOT zone isn't more common 
practice [for resolvers], esp now its signed & verifiable.

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