Invited Talk by Mr. Alain Durand on DNS Object Exchange or Draft Durand Object Exchange

Title: DNS Object Exchange or Draft Durand Object Exchange
Speaker: Mr. Alain Durand
Host Faculty: Dr. Bheemarjuna Reddy Tamma
Room No: Auditorium
Time: 16:00

Mr. Durand published a draft at the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) in December 2017 on DNS Object Exchange. Also known as the Draft Durand Object Exchange, the draft defines a Resource Record (RR) type (“OX”) to implement an architecture for the exchange of digital objects using identifiers stored within the Internet’s Domain Name System (DNS). Each OX RR contains an object type that might be opaque and private to the producer and the consumer of the data and either the data (if small enough to fit in the RR) or a pointer on how to retrieve the actual data.

The basis of this draft is being used to further the research on OX being carried out at IIT Hyderabad by a team under Dr. Bheemarjuna Reddy and Dr. Antony Franklin in collaboration with the NASSCOM Centre for Excellence for IOT and AI, New Delhi. Mr. Durand will speak about this DNS Object Exchange project and its impact on the DNS.

Speaker Bio:

Mr. Alain Durand is the Principal Technologist for the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). Mr. Durand has been with ICANN since March 2015 in the office of the CTO, and his responsibilities include applying expert technical knowledge and experience to improve ICANN’s technical capabilities and stature.

Prior to ICANN, Mr. Durand has worked with Juniper Network, ComCast Cable, Sun Microsystems and IMAG. His core areas of expertise cover IPv6, network provisioning, and routing. Mr. Durand holds three patents in USA, has published a book on IPv6, and has been a regular participant at the IETF since 1993, where he has published 18 RFCs.

Mr. Durand holds bachelors and graduate degrees from ENSEEIHT in France and the Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal, McGill University, in Canada.

Dates: Wednesday, February 13, 2019 - 16:00