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Duane Wessels

Duane Wessels

Principal Research Scientist


Education

Bachelor of Science, Physics, Washington State University, Pullman, WA
Master of Science, Telecommunications, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO

Biography

Duane is Principal Research Scientist, with a focus on DNSSEC projects. He is responsible for collecting and analyzing large amounts of data during the initial rollout of the signed root zone. He is working on Verisign’s DNSSEC interoperability lab and other DNSSEC tools for both internal and public use. He is also managing collaborative university research projects.

Prior to joining Verisign, Duane was the Director of the DNS Operations Analysis Research Center (DNS-OARC). Duane enjoys attending various technical conferences and is a member of the North American Network Operators Group (NANOG) Board of Directors.

Publications

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
Presentations / Panels
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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