Yeti DNS Testbed
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Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)                      L. Song, Ed.
Internet-Draft                                               D. Liu, Ed.
Intended status: Informational                Beijing Internet Institute
Expires: May 3, 2018                                       P. Vixie, Ed.
                                                                    TISF
                                                               Kato, Ed.
                                            Keio University/WIDE Project
                                                                 S. Kerr
                                                        October 30, 2017

                            Yeti DNS Testbed
                 draft-song-yeti-testbed-experience-05

Abstract

   The Internet's Domain Name System (DNS) is built upon the foundation
   provided by the Root Server System -- that is, the critical
   infrastructure that serves the DNS root zone.

   Yeti DNS is an experimental, non-production testbed that aims to
   provide an environment where technical and operational experiments
   can safely be performed without risk to production infrastructure.
   This testbed has been used by a broad community of participants to
   perform experiments that aim to inform operations and future
   development of the production DNS.  Yeti DNS is an independently-
   coordinated project and is not affiliated with ICANN, IANA or any
   Root Server Operator.

   The Yeti DNS testbed implementation includes various novel and
   experimental components including IPv6-only transport, independent,
   autonomous Zone Signing Key management, large cryptographic keys and
   a large number of component Yeti-Root Servers.  These differences
   from the Root Server System have operational consequences such as
   large responses to priming queries and the coordination of a large
   pool of independent operators; 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 technical and operational findings following the
   deployment of a system which is similar but different from the Root
   Server System.

Song, et al.               Expires May 3, 2018                  [Page 1]
Internet-Draft              Yeti DNS Testbed                October 2017

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   2.  Areas of Study  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
     2.1.  Implementation of a Root Server System-like Testbed . . .   5
     2.2.  Yeti-Root Zone Distribution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
     2.3.  Yeti-Root Server Names and Addressing . . . . . . . . . .   5
     2.4.  IPv6-Only Yeti-Root Servers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
     2.5.  DNSSEC in the Yeti-Root Zone  . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
   3.  Yeti DNS Testbed Infrastructure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
     3.1.  Root Zone Retrieval . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
     3.2.  Transformation of Root Zone to Yeti-Root Zone . . . . . .   8
       3.2.1.  ZSK and KSK Key Sets Shared Between DMs . . . . . . .   8
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