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Wouter de Vries

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I am a PhD student in the Design and Analysis of Communication Systems (DACS) group at the University of Twente. My current research area is the optimization of anycast catchments, specifically to improve resilience against Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS) attacks.

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Making the DNS More Private with QNAME Minimisation

DNS queries can contain a lot of sensitive information about Internet users. Query name minimisation (qmin) limits the information revealed to what is actually necessary for a DNS name server to answer the query. We did an initial study of qmin deployment and the associated challenges and published…

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Passive Observations of Large DNS Service

In 2009, Google launched its Public DNS service, with its characteristic IP address 8.8.8.8. Since then, this service has grown to be the largest and most well-known DNS service in existence. Due to the centralisation that is caused by public DNS services, large content delivery networks (CDNs), su…

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Verfploeter: Broad and Load-aware Anycast Mapping

IP anycast provides DNS operators and CDNs with automatic fail-over and reduced latency by breaking the Internet into catchments, each served by a different anycast site.

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