Enabling Anycast in the Research Root-2016

Project Summary

Enabling Anycast in the Research Root (EARR-2016) is a project helps exploring how measurement infrastructure interacts with anycast for the Internet Domain Name System (DNS). EARR builds on B-Root and contributes towards our long-term goal of creating NIPET, a Naming and Internet Protocol Experimentation Testbed, to support research about DNS and Internet Naming and Identity Management.

Beyond this base, EARR includes options for additional DNS measurement work that may be supported in the future.

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


This work is based on research sponsored by Air Force Research Laboratory and Department of Homeland Security under agreement number FA8750-17-2-0096. The U.S. Government is authorized to reproduce and distribute reprints for Governmental purposes notwithstanding any copyright notation thereon.

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  • Wes Hardaker 2018. Analyzing and Mitigating Privacy with the DNS Root Service. Proceedings of the ISOC NDSS Workshop on DNS Privacy (San Diego, California, USA, Feb. 2018). [PDF] ["Details"]

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