Yeti DNS Testbed
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Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)                      L. Song, Ed.
Internet-Draft                                                    D. Liu
Intended status: Informational                Beijing Internet Institute
Expires: January 20, 2019                                       P. Vixie
                                                                    TISF
                                                             Akira. Kato
                                            Keio University/WIDE Project
                                                                 S. Kerr
                                                           July 19, 2018

                            Yeti DNS Testbed
                 draft-song-yeti-testbed-experience-10

Abstract

   The Internet's Domain Name System is designed and built on a single
   root, known as the Root Server System.

   Yeti DNS is an experimental, non-production root server testbed that
   provides an environment where technical and operational experiments
   can safely be performed without risk to production root server
   infrastructure.  Yeti DNS is an independently-coordinated project and
   is not affiliated with the IETF, ICANN, IANA, or any Root Server
   Operator.  The objectives of the Yeti Project were set by the
   participants in the project based on experiments that they considered
   would provide valuable information, and with the aim of developing a
   non-production testbed that would be open for use by anyone from the
   technical community to propose or run experiments.

   The Yeti DNS testbed implementation includes various novel and
   experimental components.  These differences from the Root Server
   System have operational consequences; by deploying such a system
   globally but outside the production DNS system, the Yeti DNS project
   provides an opportunity to gain insight into those consequences
   without threatening the stability of the DNS.

   This document neither addresses the relevant policies under which the
   Root Server System is operated nor makes any proposal for changing
   any aspect of its implementation or operation.  This document aims
   solely to document the technical and operational experience of
   deploying a system which is similar to but different from the Root
   Server System.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
   2.  Requirements Notation and Conventions . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
   3.  Areas of Study  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
     3.1.  Implementation of a Root Server System-like Testbed . . .   6
     3.2.  Yeti-Root Zone Distribution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
     3.3.  Yeti-Root Server Names and Addressing . . . . . . . . . .   6
     3.4.  IPv6-Only Yeti-Root Servers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
     3.5.  DNSSEC in the Yeti-Root Zone  . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
   4.  Yeti DNS Testbed Infrastructure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
     4.1.  Root Zone Retrieval . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
     4.2.  Transformation of Root Zone to Yeti-Root Zone . . . . . .   9
       4.2.1.  ZSK and KSK Key Sets Shared Between DMs . . . . . . .  10
       4.2.2.  Unique ZSK per DM; No Shared KSK  . . . . . . . . . .  11
       4.2.3.  Preserving Root Zone NSEC Chain and ZSK RRSIGs  . . .  12

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