6.033 | Spring 2018 | Undergraduate
Computer System Engineering
Week 2: Operating Systems Part II

Domain Name System (DNS) Assignment

Read Book section 4.4: “Case Study: The Internet Domain Name System (DNS)”.

As you read, think about the following:

  • What is the benefit of a recursive query?
  • What are the benefits of DNS’s hierarchical design?
  • Are there any drawbacks to DNS’s design?

Questions for Recitation

Before you come to this recitation, write up (on paper) a brief answer to the following (really—we don’t need more than a sentence or so for each question):

  • What is the purpose of DNS?
  • How does it work?
  • Why was it designed to work that way?

As always, there are multiple correct answers for each of these questions.

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