Dr. Paul Vixie Discusses DNS

Dr. Paul Vixie, Farsight Security CEO and EPIC Advisor, recently discussed the history of the Domain Name System (DNS) at a North American Network Operators’ Group conference. Simply, DNS is a directory of names that match with numbers. The numbers are IP addresses that computers use to communicate with each other. However, since the internet has become commercialized, there’s been an effort to move from DNS and customer networks toward Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and later Cisco, Google, IBM, and Cloudflare. Dr. Vixie tackles what’s behind this trend: What are the motives? And what are the risks and costs? Listen to this very interesting keynote below.

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