Considerations for Large Authoritative DNS Servers Operators

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (individual)
Authors Giovane Moura  , Wes Hardaker  , John Heidemann  , Marco Davids 
Last updated 2020-10-10 (latest revision 2020-04-08)
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This document summarizes recent research work exploring Domain Name System (DNS) configurations and offers specific, tangible considerations to operators for configuring authoritative servers. It is possible that the considerations presented in this document could be applicable in a wider context, such as for any stateless/ short-duration, anycasted service. This document is not an IETF consensus document: it is published for informational purposes.


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