Operation of a Root DNS Server

Akira KATO  Jun MURAI  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E84-B   No.8   pp.2033-2038
Publication Date: 2001/08/01
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Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: INVITED PAPER (Special Issue on Internet Technology)
Category: Internet Operation
Internet,  DNS,  root DNS server,  traffic analysis,  

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The authors have been in charge of the operation of one of the root DNS servers for more than three years. In this paper, the overview of our system to provide high availability is introduced. In the following sections, a traffic analysis system to analyze the characteristics of the DNS queries and the brief summary which may help future DNS system deployment is described.