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Duane Wessels

Distinguished Engineer


Biography

Duane Wessels is a distinguished engineer at Verisign, where he focuses on data analysis and Domain Name System Security Extension (DNSSEC) projects. He brings over 15 years of experience working in the data analysis and research fields.

Prior to joining Verisign in 2010, Duane was the director of the Domain Name System Operations Analysis Research Center (DNS-OARC), where he developed tools and services, organized workshops, and recruited new members.

Duane is an active participant in various Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) multi-stakeholder community groups, including the Root Server System Advisory Committee (RSSAC), the Root Zone Evolution Review Committee (RZERC) and the Root Server System Governance Working Group (RSS-GWG). Duane is also an active member of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) DNS Operations working group, the North American Network Operators Group (NANOG) and the DNS-OARC. He has also served on the board of directors for both the NANOG and the DNS-OARC, and has co-authored several internet Request for Comments (RFCs).

Duane holds a Master of Science in telecommunications from the University of Colorado and a Bachelor of Science in physics from Washington State University.

Publications

Matt Thomas, Duane Wessels
A Study of Caching Behavior with Respect to Root Server TTLS. DNS-OARC Fall '15 Workshop
2015
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Duane Wessels
The EDNS Key Tag Option
2015
Requests for Comments (RFC) / Internet Drafts
Duane Wessels, Jason Castonguay
Thirteen Years of "Old J Root". DNS-OARC Fall '15 Workshop
2015
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Duane Wessels
Recent and Future Developments in DNS Security. NANOG-on-the-Road, Herndon, VA.
2015
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Liang Zhu, Duane Wessels, John Heideman, Allison Mankin
Connection-Oriented DNS to Improve Privacy and Security. IEEE S&P '15
2015
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Duane Wessels
Effects of Increasing the Root Zone Key ZSK Size. DNS-OARC Spring '15 Workshop
2015
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John Heideman, Paul Hoffman, Zi Hu, Allison Mankin, Duane Wessels, Liang Zhu
TLS for DNS: Initiation and Performance Considerations. Internet-draft, WIP
2015
Requests for Comments (RFC) / Internet Drafts
Liang Zhu, Duane Wessels, John Heideman, Allison Mankin
Measuring DANE TLSA Deployment. TMA '15
2015
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Duane Wessels, Casey Deccio
Removing Obstacles to DNSSEC Deployment. ICANN 52 DNSSSEC Workshop
2015
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John Dickinson, Ray Bellis, Allison Mankin, Duane Wessels
DNS Transport over TCP - Implementation Requirements (I-d wip)
2014
Requests for Comments (RFC) / Internet Drafts
Duane Wessels, Liang Zhu, Allison Mankin
A Survey of Current DANE/TLSA Deployment. DNS-OARC Fall '14 Workshop
2014
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Matt Thomas, Duane Wessels
Analysis of TCP traffic in DITL data. DNS-OARC Fall '14 Workshop
2014
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Liang Zhu, Zi Hu, John Heidemann, Duane Wessels, Allison Mankin, Nikita Somaiya
T-DNS: Connection-Oriented DNS to Improve Privacy and Security. ACM SIGCOMM '14 (Poster)
2014
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Aziz Mohaisen, Duane Wessels
Open Resolvers in the com/net Resolution. DNS-OARC Workshop
2014
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Duane Wessels
Authority server selection in DNS caching resolvers. ACM Computer Communication Review
2012
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Duane Wessels
Evidence of Bitsquatting in COM/NET Queries. NANOG 54
2012
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Duane Wessels
Searching for Vulnerable DNSSEC RSA Keys. NANOG 55
2012
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Duane Wessels
Using Long TTLs to Survive DNS Attacks. DNS-OARC Workshop
2012
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Duane Wessels
Observations on UDP Checksum Errors in DNS. DNS-OARC Workshop
2011
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Duane Wessels
Tracking a DNS Reflection Attack. DNS-OARC Workshop
2011
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Duane Wessels
A Tool for Visualizing DNS Server Affinity. DNS-OARC Workshop
2010
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Duane Wessels
DNSSEC Deployment in the Root Zone. NANOG 48
2010
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Duane Wessels
The Day The Root Got Signed. NANOG 50
2010
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Duane Wessels
Understanding and preparing for DNS evolution. Traffic Monitoring and Analysis Workshop
2010
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Duane Wessels
DNSSEC, EDNS, and TCP. NANOG 46
2009
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Duane Wessels
Packet Traces from a Simulated Signed Root. DNS-OARC Workshop
2009
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Duane Wessels
Root Zone Augmentation Impact Analysis. NANOG 47
2009
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Duane Wessels
Studies on Root Zone Growth. DNS-OARC Workshop
2009
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Duane Wessels
A Day at the Root of the Internet. ACM Computer Communication Review
2008
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Duane Wessels
IPv4 Heatmaps. NANOG 41
2007
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Duane Wessels
Passive Monitoring of DNS Anomalies. Conference on Detection of Intrusion & Malware, and Vulnerability Assessment
2007
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Duane Wessels
Make Projects: Small Form Factor PCs
2006
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Duane Wessels
Searching for DNS Cache Poisoners -- Lazy, Stupid, or Evil? NANOG 36
2006
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Duane Wessels
Is Your Caching Resolver Polluting the Internet? ACM SIGCOMM Workshop on Network Troubleshooting
2004
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Duane Wessels
Measurements and Laboratory Simulations of the Upper DNS Hierarchy (2004). PAM
2004
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Duane Wessels
Squid: The Definitive Guide
2004
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Duane Wessels
Update on Anomalous DNS Behavior. NANOG 29
2003
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Duane Wessels
Wow, That's a Lot of Packets. PAM
2003
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Duane Wessels
Toward Lowering the Load on DNS Root Nameservers. NANOG 26
2002
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Duane Wessels
Web Caching
2001
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