May 10 – 11, 2014
Sofitel Warsaw Victoria
Europe/Warsaw timezone

Portable DNS Analysis

May 10, 2014, 5:20 PM
Opera (Sofitel Warsaw Victoria)


Sofitel Warsaw Victoria

11 Królewska Street 00-065 Warsaw
Public Workshop


Dr Casey Deccio (Verisign Labs)


Analyzing a DNS deployment is a complex challenge. There are several roles of DNS service, of which a single server may play multiple. Additionally, there are various vantage points from which an address might be queried, and each might result in a different response, or none at all. Finally, there are multiple query options and diverse ways handling the responses that result. There are many tools and methodologies for analyzing DNS deployments, but there is no standard, transparent way to describe the analysis or the results. We present a mechanism and framework for "portable DNS analysis" and describe its advantages for improving DNS analysis, including tool interoperability, facilitated remote analysis, and versatility.

Primary author

Dr Casey Deccio (Verisign Labs)

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