Casey T. Deccio

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The domain name system (DNS) is critical to Internet functionality. The availability of a domain name refers to its ability to be resolved correctly. We develop a model for server dependencies that is used as a basis for measuring availability. We introduce the minimum number of servers queried (MSQ) and redundancy as availability metrics and show how(More)
Overbooking is frequently used to increase the revenue generated by a network infrastructure without incurring additional costs. If the overbooking factor is chosen appropriately, additional virtual circuits can be admitted without degrading quality of service for existing customers. Most implementations use a single factor to accept a linear fraction of(More)
The Domain Name System (DNS) is a foundational component of today's Internet for mapping Internet names to addresses. With the DNS Security Extensions (DNSSEC) DNS responses can be cryptographically verified to prevent malicious tampering. The protocol complexity and administrative overhead associated with DNSSEC can significantly impact the potential for(More)
Name resolution using the Domain Name System (DNS) is integral to today’s Internet. The resolution of a domain name is often dependent on namespace outside the control of the domain’s owner. In this article we review the DNS protocol and several DNS server implementations. Based on our examination, we propose a formal model for analyzing the name(More)
The Internet is comprised of vast networks of wires and fiber. A common misconception is that there is an unlimited amount of bandwidth; in reality there exists only a finite amount. Each length of wire and fiber is owned by a company, and every company wants to maximize its profit. One means of improving profit is to overbook existing transmission lines in(More)
The Domain Name System Security Extensions (DNSSEC) add an element of authentication to the DNS, which is a foundational component of today’s Internet. However, the complexity involved in maintaining a DNSSEC deployment is significantly more than that of its insecure counterpart, and there are more places where problems can occur. Our analysis shows that(More)
The Domain Name System (DNS) is integral to today's Internet. Name resolution for a domain is often dependent on servers well outside the control of the domain's owner. In this paper we propose a formal model for analyzing the name dependencies inherent in DNS, based on protocol specification and actual implementations. We derive metrics to quantify the(More)
This paper demonstrates that careful tuning of the OBEX and IrLAP negotiated parameters allows OBEX to scale well for use with large data objects and high transmission rates. Due to the substantial time overhead inherent in link turnarounds, minimizing turnarounds during the transmission of a large object helps to maximimize link efficiency. The IrLAP(More)