August 11, 2020
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LocalRoot -- Serve yourself the DNS root plus

Aug 11, 2020, 1:30 PM
Standard Presentation Online Workshop


Wes Hardaker (USC/ISI)


The LocalRoot project at ISI, driven by Wes Hardaker, is a project that allows users to:

  • Deploy a securely-obtained and pre-cached copy of the root and other zones in resolvers
  • Easily implement and deploy a pre-caching technology (like, but not equal to, RFC8806)
  • Receive DNS notifications when the root and other zones change
  • Perform research about the DNS root and other zones

A talk at DNS-OARC would concentrate on two aspects:

  1. The background behind LocalRoot and its architecture
  2. Recent updates in the infrastructure and new features, which include:
    • IPv6 support
    • LocalRoot now has three upstream name-serves to serve mirrored domains
    • Suport added for generation of additional nameserver configuration:
      • Bind
      • Unbound
      • NSD
    • LocalRoot infrastructure is now in place to mirror zones other than just the root. Currently available zones for mirroring:
      • . (The root zone)
      • .arpa
    • Infrastructure is in place for E-Mailing LocalRoot announcements and error tracking (automated monitoring of your systems coming soon)
    • Selection of E-Mail notifications can be set in the new account preferences page.
    • Multiple usability improvements (its now possible to delete keys, servers, etc)


A presentation about the LocalRoot project at ISI

Talk Duration 10 minutes
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Primary author

Wes Hardaker (USC/ISI)

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