DNS alternatives (was Re: Dan Kaminsky)

Roland Dobbins rdobbins at arbor.net
Wed Aug 5 09:43:31 CDT 2009

On Aug 5, 2009, at 9:32 PM, Florian Weimer wrote:

> We might have an alternative one day, but it's going to happen by  
> accident, through generalization of an internal naming service  
> employed by a widely-used application.

Or even more likely, IMHO, that more and more applications will have  
their own naming services which will gradually reduce the perceived  
need for a general-purpose system - i.e., the centrality of DNS won't  
be subsumed into any single system (remember X.500?), but, rather, by  
a multiplicity of systems.

[Note that I'm not advocating this particular approach; I just think  
it's the most likely scenario.]

Compression/conflation of the transport stack will likely be both a  
driver and an effect of this trend, over time.

Roland Dobbins <rdobbins at arbor.net> // <http://www.arbornetworks.com>

         Unfortunately, inefficiency scales really well.

		   -- Kevin Lawton

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