DNS, Identity, and Internet Naming for Experimentation and Research (DIINER)
is a project designed to support new
new research in Internet naming
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
a new, shared research infrastructure providing:
Parallel DNS Resolution Evaluation to support
safe testing of experiments
within live, real-world
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
between academia and real-world operations.
DIINER will leverage
USC’s B-Root root DNS server
our background in privacy-aware sharing of network data.
We plan to
release our tools as open source
and support “research-infrastructure-as-service”
DIINER is supported by NSF/CISE
as a CISE Community Research Infrastructure award
and it leverages B-Root with support from USC.
DIINER participates as part of the NSF CC* program
and the CCRI-VO.
DIINER supports testbed access to live data streams
and replay of prior events or synthetic traffic.
Please see our testbed documentation and contact
us for account access.
DIINER also distributes anonymized DNS datasets of B-Root traffic, including
DITL (48-hour captures), a 2019 and 2021 week-long capture,
and curated datasets of specific DDoS events.
Please contact us via e-mail to diiner-ops at ant.isi.edu
or visit our DIINER web page.
DIINER Recommendations about DNS
As part of DIINER we are exploring DNS-over-TCP, DNS-over-TLS, DNS-over-HTTPS,
and cloud-hosted DNS. We will report these results here as they come up.
Wes Hardaker, co-PI on this project, researcher
John Heidemann, PI on this project, project leader and professor
Yuri Pradkin, researcher
Robert Story, Computer Analyst
G. Moura, W. Hardaker, J. Heidemann and M. Davids 2022. Considerations for Large Authoritative DNS Server Operators. Technical Report 9199. Internet Request For Comments.
John Heidemann, Giovane C. M. Moura and Wes Hardaker 2021. Do You Really Like Me? Anycast Latency and Root DNS Popularity. Presentation at DINR, Workshop on DNS and Internet
Naming Research Directions.
Thomas Koch, Ke Li, Calvin Ardi, Ethan Katz-Bassett, Matt Calder and John Heidemann 2021. Anycast in Context: A Tale of Two Systems. Proceedings of the ACM SIGCOMM Conference (Virtual, Aug. 2021).
Basileal Imana, Aleksandra Korolova and John Heidemann 2021. Institutional Privacy Risks in Sharing DNS Data. Proceedings of the Applied Networking Research Workshop (Virtual, Jul. 2021).
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.
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-739b. USC/Information Sciences Institute.
Wes Hardaker 2020. DNS, Identity, and Internet Naming for Experimentation and Research (DIINER). Talk at DNS-OARC.
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.
For related publications, please see the
ANT publications web page.
We have hosted DINR, the DNS and Internet Naming Research Directions workshop:
See also the see the ANT distribution web page.
We make all datasets available
through our dataset page.