Distributed Peer-to-Peer DNS IPv6 Draft RFC

Posted 24 Feb 2007 at 20:30 UTC by lkcl Share This

Lican Huang has created an IETF RFC draft for distributed peer-to-peer dns, using both structured and unstructured peer-to-peer communications. whilst many would argue that DNS is already peer-to-peer, IPv6 has so many addresses that it makes a complete mockery of attempts to use existing DNS infrastructure.

the draft is here: http://www.ietf.org/internet-drafts/draft-licanhuang-dnsop-distributeddns-00.txt

one key important issue that i believe needs to be addressed is this: distributed dynamic ipv6 dns. maintainability of networks with a large number of devices is near-impossible unless there is an automatic (and secure) registration system included.

microsoft's adaptation of kerberos, ldap and dns was a brilliant design move: add security on top of a hierarchical database, then add in name services and make the naming service dynamic (remember WINS? packet format absolutely identical to DNS?)

now the same thing needs to happen with the free software community taking the lead - but it needs to happen with peer-to-peer networking as the underpinning of the infrastructure...

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