Planning for Identity and Naming Experimentation Shared Testbed (PINEST)

Project Summary

Naming and identification is critical to the Internet today, with the Internet’s Domain Name System (DNS) as glue allowing organizations to connect with names. But DNS today faces many challenges: needs for verifiable security and richer functionality; shifts from static to dynamic content; and and orders-of-magnitude more names, both at the top, from DNS expansion and internationalization, and the edges with the Internet of Things.

Moreover, DNS is increasingly difficult to evolve. Both due to technical challenges, with an installed base using critical infrastructure, and from increasing distance between the research community and the data and infrastructure needed to make credible contributions.

This NSF CRI planning project strives to begin to counteract this ossification, catalyzing research Internet naming, identification, and trust. To reach this goal, we are planning new research infrastructure that enable members in the research community to make deeper contributions in these areas.

As a CRI planning project proposal, this effort focuses on reducing the risks of a future full project in this area—investigating data collection, developing data sharing policies, exploring issues around experimentation, and building the community of research and operations.

The outcome of our work will be a better understanding of risks in these areas and early prototypes of solutions to explore those risks.

This project is carried out at USC’s Information Sciences Institute.

Support

This work supported by the National Science Foundation, award 1513213, from 2015-05 to 2016-04.

People

Publications

  • Ricardo de O. Schmidt, John Heidemann and Jan Harm Kuipers 2017. Anycast Latency: How Many Sites Are Enough? Proceedings of the Passive and Active Measurement Workshop (Sydney, Australia, May 2017), to appear. [PDF] ["Details"]
  • Giovane C. M. Moura, Ricardo de O. Schmidt, John Heidemann, Wouter B. de Vries, Moritz Müller, Lan Wei and Christian Hesselman 2016. Anycast vs. DDoS: Evaluating the November 2015 Root DNS Event. Proceedings of the ACM Internet Measurement Conference (Nov. 2016). [DOI] [PDF] ["Details"]
  • Giovane C. M. Moura, Ricardo de O. Schmidt, John Heidemann, Wouter B. de Vries, Moritz Müller, Lan Wei and Christian Hesselman 2016. Anycast vs. DDoS: Evaluating the November 2015 Root DNS Event. Proceedings of the ACM Internet Measurement Conference (Nov. 2016). [PDF] ["Details"]
  • John Heidemann, Ricardo de O. Schmidt and Jan Harm Kuipers 2016. Anycast Latency: How Many Sites are Enough? Presentation at DNS-OARC Meeting. [PDF] ["Details"]
  • John Heidemann, Giovane C. M. Moura, Ricardo de O. Schmidt, and Wouter B. de Vries, Moritz Muller, Lan Wei and Christian Hesselman 2016. Anycast vs. DDoS: Evaluating Nov. 30. Presentation at DNS-OARC Meeting. [PDF] ["Details"]
  • Giovane C. M. Moura, Ricardo de O. Schmidt, John Heidemann, Wouter B. de Vries, Moritz Müller, Lan Wei and Christian Hesselman 2016. Anycast vs. DDoS: Evaluating the November 2015 Root DNS Event (extended). Technical Report ISI-TR-2016-709b. USC/Information Sciences Institute. [PDF] ["Details"]
  • Ricardo de O. Schmidt, John Heidemann and Jan Harm Kuipers 2016. Anycast Latency: How Many Sites Are Enough? Technical Report ISI-TR-2016-708. USC/Information Sciences Institute. [PDF] ["Details"]
  • John Heidemann 2016. New Opportunities for Research and Experiments in Internet Naming And Identification. Talk at Active Internet Measurement Workshop. [PDF] ["Details"]
  • John Heidemann 2012. Broadening DNS Research: beyond just DNS anonymization (work in progress). Talk at ISC/CAIDA Data Collaboration Workshop. [PDF] ["Details"]

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Software

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Datasets

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