Replicated architecture for the Domain Name System

Jussi Kangasharju, Keith W. Ross

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    We propose a new design for the Domain Name System (DNS) that takes advantage of recent advances in disk storage and multicast distribution technology. In essence, our design consists of geographically distributed servers, called replicated servers, each of which having a complete and up-to-date copy of the entire DNS database. To keep the replicated servers up-to-date, they distribute new resource records over a satellite channel or over terrestrial multicast. The design allows Web sites to dynamically wander and replicate themselves without having to change their URLs. The design can also significantly improve the Web surfing experience since it significantly reduces the DNS lookup delay.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)660-669
    Number of pages10
    JournalProceedings - IEEE INFOCOM
    StatePublished - 2000
    Event19th Annual Joint Conference of the IEEE Computer and Communications Societies - IEEE INFOCOM2000: 'Reaching the Promised Land of Communications' - Tel Aviv, Isr
    Duration: Mar 26 2000Mar 30 2000

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • General Computer Science
    • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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