A Self Configuring and Self Administrating Name System with Dynamic Address Assignment
Michael W. Butler
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
MIT Sloan Working Paper No. 4213-01; Eller College Working Paper No. 1032-05
A distributed system that stores name-to-address bindings and provides name resolution to a network of computers is presented in this paper. This name system consists of a network of name services that are individually self-configuring and self-administering. The name service consists of an agent program that works in conjunction with the current implementation of the Domain Name System (DNS). The DNS agent program automatically configures a Berkeley Internet Name Domain (BIND) process during start up and dynamically reconfigures and administers the BIND process based on the changing state of the network. The proposed name system offers high scalability and fault-tolerance capabilities and communicates using standard Internet protocols.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 40
Keywords: Internet, Naming Conventions, Extensions to Internet, Automated Network Management
Date posted: November 8, 2001