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DNS Security Reading List

I often get asked for background reading
on the Internet’s naming and address address allocation systems. So I’ve
started to pull together a collection of links to documents and sites that I’ve
found helpful in discussions about the security/integrity/resilience of the
Internet’s domain name system, along with some basic primers on Internet
architecture. Suggestions and recommendations are avidly invited —
particularly for non-US resources.


Internet Architecture

  • The Internet’s Coming of Age (Committee on
    the Internet in the Evolving Information Infrastructure, Computer Science and
    Telecommunications Board, National Research Council) [2001]

    (Great in-depth introduction to how the Internet works & current issues
    of scaling, assuring integrity, robustness, etc.)

  • RFC 1958: Architectural Principles of the Internet (B.
    Carpenter, editor) [June 1996]

    Domain Name System (DNS):

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