CPEs are designed to provide IP connectivity to home networks. Most
CPEs assign IP addresses to the nodes of the home network which makes
it a good candidate for hosting the naming service. With IPv6, the
naming service makes nodes reachable from the home network as well as
from the Internet.
However, CPEs have not been designed to host such a naming service
exposed on the Internet. This may expose the CPEs to resource
exhaustion which would make the home network unreachable, and most
probably would also affect the home network inner communications.
In addition, DNSSEC management and configuration may not be well
understood or mastered by regular end users. Misconfiguration may
also results in naming service disruption, thus these end users may
prefer to rely on third party naming providers.
This document describes a homenet naming architecture where the CPEs
manage the DNS zone associates to its home network, and outsources
the naming service and eventually the DNSSEC management on the
Internet to a third party designated as the Public Authoritative