DNS Zones Revisited

Ward van Wanrooij, Aiko Pras

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    Recent research suggests that, due to misconfiguration, DNS reliability and performance is not always as good as it should be. This paper therefore investigates the correct configuration of DNS zones, by checking if main configuration requirements, recommendations and bestpractices rules have been followed. Our research shows that almost one out of four zones fail to pass one or more of our tests. Our study reveals an interesting correlation: if the number of name servers for a single zone exceeds a certain number, reliability and performance usually decreases.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationEUNICE 2005 - Proceedings of the 11th Open European Summer School and IFIP WG6.4/6.6/6.9 Workshop
    EditorsCarlos Delgado Kloos
    Place of PublicationLaxenburg
    Number of pages9
    ISBN (Print)84-89315-43-4
    Publication statusPublished - Jul 2005
    Event11th Open European Summer School 2005: Networks and Applications Towards a Ubiquitously Connected World - Madrid, Spain
    Duration: 6 Jul 20058 Jul 2005
    Conference number: 11


    Conference11th Open European Summer School 2005
    Abbreviated titleEUNICE 2005


    • METIS-225885
    • DNS
    • redundancy
    • EWI-7777
    • lame delegation
    • Performance
    • IR-80036
    • nameserver
    • Reliability
    • Recommendation

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