DNS Working Group Agenda

Thursday, 3 November, 9:00 — 10:30

Session I

A. Administrative matters

  • Welcome
  • Scribe selection/introduction
  • Jabber selection/introduction
  • Microphone Etiquette
  • Finalise agenda

B. Matters arising from RIPE 62 minutes and review of action items
(No open items?)

C. IETF Reports (volunteer TBD)
What transpired on the DNSEXT and DNSOP meetings during the last IETF.

D. DNS operations at RIPE NCC
Wolfgang Nagele, RIPE NCC

E. Knot – DNS, a new high-performance authoritative name server
Lubos Slovak, CZ.NIC

Knot is an authoritative DNS server developed in CZ.NIC Labs. It offers performance comparable or better than the most widely-used implementations and advanced functionality in the same time.  The main features of the server will be summarised together with some basic insight into the internals and a comparison with other implementations (BIND, NSD).

F. Beyond Bind and NSD
Peter Janssen, EUrid.

EUrid developed a new nameserver. The motivation of taking on this work will be explained. A performance comparison with BIND and NSD will be given.  Additional functionality for integration purposes with backend systems will be explained.

Thursday, 3 November, 11:00 — 12:30

Session II

G. What was all that traffic to the root?
Wolfgang Nagele, RIPE NCC

Wolfgang will present a report on the excessive increased query load on the root name servers that occurred for a brief time this summer.

H. DNSSEC-Trigger
Olaf Kolkman

NLnet Labs developed an application for use in DNSSEC  hostile environments such as behind NATs, Internet in hotels, your neighbourhood coffee shop, etc.

I. The IDN Variant Issues Project, an Update
Joe Abley

ICANN started a study to gain insight into the problem of variants for the same IDNs. Six case studies has been completed in the following six scripts: Arabic, Chinese (Han script), Cyrillic, Devanagari, Greek and Latin. The reports are open for review.

K. News from the DNS-EASY
Stephane Bortzmeyer

The Global Cyber Security Center in Rome organised a conference with ICANN about “DNS Health”. It was followed by a workshop on DNS Security Stability and Resiliency.

L. Discussion “Domain Name Synthesis–For Fun, Profit and Law Abiding Citizens.”

There is more and more pressure to manipulate results from DNS queries to enhance the user experience, protect users against bad content (malware, porno etc.) or to protect intellectual property rights.

Panelists are not fully known yet; suggestions are welcome.

Z. AOB (Any Other Business)

If you have AOB to discuss, let the WG chair know in advance so some time might be reserved for that.