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I-D ACTION:draft-ietf-dnsext-dns-threats-03.txt



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	Title		: Threat Analysis Of The Domain Name System
	Author(s)	: D. Atkins, R. Austein
	Filename	: draft-ietf-dnsext-dns-threats-03.txt
	Pages		: 15
	Date		: 2003-6-27
	
Although the DNS Security Extensions (DNSSEC) have been under
development for most of the last decade, the IETF has never written
down the specific set of threats against which DNSSEC is designed to
protect.  Among other drawbacks, this cart-before-the-horse situation
has made it difficult to determine whether DNSSEC meets its design
goals, since its design goals are not well specified.  This note
attempts to document some of the known threats to the DNS, and, in
doing so, attempts to measure to what extent (if any) DNSSEC is a
useful tool in defending against these threats.

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