DNS, Identity, and Internet Naming for Experimentation and Research (DIINER)

Project Description

DNS, Identity, and Internet Naming for Experimentation and Research (DIINER) is a project designed to support new new research in Internet naming and trust. Our goal is to support research and ease transition from research to operational deployment, while preserving stability.

To meet this goal, we seek to unite researchers in Internet naming and identification around a new, shared research infrastructure providing:

  • Parallel DNS Resolution Evaluation to support safe testing of experiments within live, real-world deployed DNS,

  • A live instrumentation and measurement framework to share real-world DNS query and performance data with responsibility supported by technical and legal methods.

We hope to foster a collaborative research community with feedback between academia and real-world operations.

DIINER will leverage USC’s B-Root root DNS server and our background in privacy-aware sharing of network data.

We plan to release our tools as open source and support “research-infrastructure-as-service”

Support

DIINER is supported by NSF/CISE as a CISE Community Research Infrastructure award award CNS-1925737, and it leverages B-Root with support from USC.

People

  • Wes Hardaker, co-PI on this project, researcher (USC/ISI)
  • John Heidemann, PI on this project, project leader and professor (USC/ISI)
  • Yuri Pradkin, researcher (USC/ISI)
  • Robert Story, Computer Analyst (USC/ISI)

Publications

  • Robert Story, Wes Hardaker, John Heidemann, Michael Elkins and Yuri Pradkin 2020. DNS, Identity, and Internet Naming for Experimentation and Research (DIINER). Presentation at RIPE 81. Details
  • Giovane C. M. Moura, John Heidemann, Wes Hardaker, Jeroen Bulten, Joao Ceron and Christian Hesselman 2020. Old but Gold: Prospecting TCP to Engineer DNS Anycast (extended). Technical Report ISI-TR-740. USC/Information Sciences Institute. [PDF] Details
  • Wes Hardaker 2020. DNS, Identity, and Internet Naming for Experimentation and Research (DIINER). Talk at DNS-OARC. Details
  • John Heidemann, Wes Hardaker, Jelena Mirkovic, ASM Rizvi and Robert Story 2019. DDoS Defense in Depth for DNS (DDIDD). Invited talk at the Trusted CI Webinar. [PDF] Details

For related publications, please see the ANT publications web page.

Events

We have hosted DINR, the DNS and Internet Naming Research Directions workshop:

Software

See also the see the ANT distribution web page.

Datasets

We make all datasets available through our dataset page.

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