Properties of an Ideal Naming Service
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Network Working Group                                        B. Trammell
Internet-Draft                                                ETH Zurich
Intended status: Informational                        September 20, 2017
Expires: March 24, 2018

                 Properties of an Ideal Naming Service
                      draft-trammell-inip-pins-04

Abstract

   This document specifies a set of necessary functions and desirable
   properties of an ideal system for resolving names to addresses and
   associated information for establishing communication associations in
   the Internet.  For each property, it briefly explains the rationale
   behind it, and how the property is or could be met with the present
   Domain Name System.  It is intended to start a discussion within the
   IAB's Names and Identifiers program about gaps between the present
   reality of DNS and the naming service the Internet needs by returning
   to first principles.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   2.  Terminology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   3.  Query Interface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
     3.1.  Name to Address . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
     3.2.  Address to Name . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
     3.3.  Name to Name  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
     3.4.  Name to Auxiliary Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
     3.5.  Name/Address to Auxiliary Information . . . . . . . . . .   5
   4.  Authority Interface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
   5.  Properties  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
     5.1.  Semantics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
       5.1.1.  Meaningfulness  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
       5.1.2.  Distinguishability  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
       5.1.3.  Minimal Structure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
     5.2.  Authority . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
       5.2.1.  Federation of Authority . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
       5.2.2.  Uniqueness of Authority . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
       5.2.3.  Transparency of Authority . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
       5.2.4.  Revocability of Authority . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
       5.2.5.  Consensus on Root of Authority  . . . . . . . . . . .   7
     5.3.  Authenticity  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
       5.3.1.  Authenticity of Delegation  . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
       5.3.2.  Authenticity of Response  . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
       5.3.3.  Authenticity of Negative Response . . . . . . . . . .   8
     5.4.  Consistency . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
       5.4.1.  Dynamic Consistency . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
       5.4.2.  Explicit Inconsistency  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
       5.4.3.  Global Invariance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
     5.5.  Performance Properties  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
       5.5.1.  Availability  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
       5.5.2.  Lookup Latency  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
       5.5.3.  Bandwidth Efficiency  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
       5.5.4.  Query Linkability . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
       5.5.5.  Explicit Tradeoff . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
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