Changes between Version 2 and Version 3 of GroupDescriptions


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Oct 19, 2010, 5:22:25 PM (7 years ago)
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    1010Registrars::
    11   Registrars are agents, often commercial, who manage the registration of zones with the registries. These are highly automated systems with few special needs for DNS service beyond web company. The registrar may also act as a hosting service in various forms.
     11  Registrars are agents, often commercial, who manage the registration of zones with the registries. These are highly automated systems with few special needs for DNS service beyond web company. The registrar may also act as a hosting service in various forms. It is unclear that this group has demands different from other classes of users.
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    1313ISPs::
    14   ISPs have several areas with specific DNS demands. Thy often have large address spaces that they need to run reverse lookup zones for, combined with DHCP address delivery. They have large numbers of devices like routers that have many interfaces, etc. They often have hosting and web company aspects as well. The ISP systems tend to be very automated, but unlike a registry where the automation is mostly for DNS, the ISPs automation is for provisioning, O&M and billing, with DNS being a small piece of the picture.
     14  ISPs have several areas with specific DNS demands. Thy often have large address spaces that they need to run reverse lookup zones for, combined with DHCP address delivery. They have large numbers of devices like routers that have many interfaces, etc. They often have hosting and web company aspects as well. The ISP systems tend to be very automated, but unlike a registry where the automation is mostly for DNS, the ISPs automation is for provisioning, O&M and billing, with DNS being a small piece of the picture. They also need to run large recursive DNS infrastructures for their customers.
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    1616Hosting services::
    17   Hosting services have some unique DNS aspects to them. Theses services can be application hosting services, classic computer hosting services or cloud computing and storage services. The unique aspect of these organizations is the dynamic nature of their business and DNS. Besides the usual churn of customers and equipment, the customers are often moved across different pieces of equipment as demands of each customer, the overall customer base change and the infrastructure status change. This requires a level of change in the DNS that is not common elsewhere.
     17  Hosting services have some unique DNS aspects to them. Theses services can be application hosting services, classic computer hosting services or cloud computing and storage services. The unique aspect of these organizations is the dynamic nature of their business and DNS. Besides the usual churn of customers and equipment, the customers are often moved across different pieces of equipment as demands of each customer, the overall customer base change and the infrastructure status change. This requires a level of change in the DNS that is not common elsewhere. They also have moderate recursive server requirements.
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    1919Large institutions::
     
    3737End users::
    3838  This is the ultimate catch-all for everyone else. Most of these folks will depend on someone else for any DNS needs that they have. Others will decide they want to use available software and try it themselves, with varying degrees of success.
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     40Packagers::
     41  This group are the people who produce systems with BIND as part of the offering. There is the part about including the software (which is out of scope) and the part about how their users will use the BIND software. For now, this group will be considered a proxy for their users and can act as a unifying voice for user needs.