Princeton Researchers Proposes “Oblivious DNS” Protocol

Princeton Researchers Proposes “Oblivious DNS” Protocol

A group of researchers from Princeton University has proposed a more “oblivious” domain name system (DNS) protocol which will increase the privacy of the current one which allows anyone to work out the websites a user visits.

The Oblivious DNS works by introducing two infrastructure components that can be deployed alongside current systems. The researchers say that user identity can be decoupled from their request by placing a resolver “stub” between the recursive resolver and the client; and a new authoritative name server, .odns at the same level in the hierarchy as the root and TLD servers.  

The group says that the protocol, which was discussed last March in a conference presentation, is still a work in progress.  

Source: The Register

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