Namehelp: Intelligent client-side DNS resolution

John S. Otto, Mario A. Sánchez, John P. Rula, Ted Stein, Fabian E Bustamante

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Abstract

The Domain Name System (DNS) is a fundamental component of today's Internet. Recent years have seen radical changes to DNS with increases in usage of remote DNS and public DNS services such as OpenDNS. Given the close relationship between DNS and Content Delivery Networks (CDNs) and the pervasive use of CDNs by many Popular applications including web browsing and real-time entertainment services, it is important to understand the impact of remote and public DNS services on users' overall experience on the Web. This work presents a tool, namehelp, which comparatively evaluates DNS services in terms of the web performance they provide, and implements an end-host solution to address the performance impact of remote DNS on CDNs. The demonstration will show the functionality of namehelp with online results for its performance improvements.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the ACM SIGCOMM 2012 and Best Papers of the Co-located Workshops
Pages287-288
Number of pages2
Edition4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2012
EventAnnual Conference of the ACM Special Interest Group on Data Communication on the Applications, Technologies, Architectures, and Protocols for Computer Communication, ACM SIGCOMM 2012 - Helsinki, Finland
Duration: Aug 13 2012Aug 17 2012

Publication series

NameComputer Communication Review
Number4
Volume42
ISSN (Print)0146-4833
ISSN (Electronic)1943-5819

Other

OtherAnnual Conference of the ACM Special Interest Group on Data Communication on the Applications, Technologies, Architectures, and Protocols for Computer Communication, ACM SIGCOMM 2012
CountryFinland
CityHelsinki
Period8/13/128/17/12

Keywords

  • Content delivery networks
  • Domain name system

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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    Otto, J. S., Sánchez, M. A., Rula, J. P., Stein, T., & Bustamante, F. E. (2012). Namehelp: Intelligent client-side DNS resolution. In Proceedings of the ACM SIGCOMM 2012 and Best Papers of the Co-located Workshops (4 ed., pp. 287-288). (Computer Communication Review; Vol. 42, No. 4). https://doi.org/10.1145/2377677.2377734