May 12 – 13, 2019
Shangri-La Bangkok
Asia/Bangkok timezone

Hyper-hyper-local root serving

May 13, 2019, 2:30 PM
Ballroom 1 (Shangri-La Bangkok)

Ballroom 1

Shangri-La Bangkok

89 ซอย Wat Suan Plu - Dumex, Khwaeng Bang Rak, Khet Bang Rak, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10500, Thailand
Standard Presentation Public Workshop


Mr Ray Bellis (Internet Systems Consortium, Inc.)


I've recently developed a prototype "root zone only" server which can be deployed within local networks to provide an on-site root server without putting a copy of the root zone within each recursor (c.f. RFC 7706). The software is fast, and scalable (it'll run on anything from a RPi3 up to high-end multicore servers, so long as it's running on Linux).

I've also built an (almost) turn-key distribution for the Raspberry Pi, such that a root server can be turned up just by copying the binary image to an SD card, editing a text file to configure its IP address and then powering it on.

This talk will introduce the concept, talk about the Linux networking stack and how packet flows are optimised on multi-core / multi-nic queue systems, and also discuss how the root zone is particularly amenable to pre-computation of answers.

Talk Duration 30 Minutes

Primary author

Mr Ray Bellis (Internet Systems Consortium, Inc.)

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