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Design and Implementation of DNS Name Autoconfiguration for Internet of Things Devices
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  • Journal title : Journal of KIISE
  • Volume 42, Issue 11,  2015, pp.1441-1451
  • Publisher : Korean Institute of Information Scientists and Engineers
  • DOI : 10.5626/JOK.2015.42.11.1441
 Title & Authors
Design and Implementation of DNS Name Autoconfiguration for Internet of Things Devices
Lee, Sejun; Jeong, Jaehoon;
As one of the most spotlighted research areas, these days, the Internet of Things (IoT) aims to provide users with various services through many devices. Since there exist so many devices in IoT environments, it is inefficient to manually configure the domain name system (DNS) names of such devices. Thus, for IPv6-based IoT environments, this paper proposes a scheme called the DNS Name Autoconfiguration (DNSNA) that autoconfigures an IoT device's DNS name and manages it. In the procedure for generating and registering an IoT device's DNS name, the standard protocols of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) are used. Since the proposed scheme resolves an IoT device's DNS name into an IPv6 address in unicast through a DNS server, it generates less traffic than multicast-based mDNS (Multicast DNS) which is a legacy DNS application for the DNS name service in the smart home. Thus, the proposed scheme is more appropriate in multi-hop IoT networks than mDNS. This paper explains the design of the proposed scheme and its service scenarios, such as smart home and smart road. It also explains the implementation and testing of the proposed scheme in the smart grid.
IPv6;internet of things;device;DNS;autoconfiguration;neighbor discovery;
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