The 2021 DNS Privacy workshop will again be co-hosted by NDSS. This years

conference will be a virtual online conference on Sunday, 21st February 2021


Workshop Title: Measuring deployment and effectiveness of encrypted DNS.


Location and Important information

Date and time: Sunday, 21st February 2021. 15:00-21:00 UTC

Call for Papers: NDSS DNS Privacy Workshop CFP  (Submissions are now closed)


Participation information:  

Slack channel: The General Information section of the dashboard also contains a link to the NDSS Slack workspace - the workshop channel is #dns-priv-dns-privacy-workshop. Ongoing discussions can continue there after the workshop/

Twitter hashtags: #DNSPRIVACY21 and  #NDSS21.  Also follow us on Twitter at @DNSPrivacyProj

Recordings and a meeting report  will be made available on the NDSS website a week or so after the workshop - a link will be provided here!


Workshop topics 

This workshop will allow participants to contribute to the accelerating progress of DNS privacy technologies and deployment throughout the Internet. We aim to bring together a quorum to discuss these technologies, both established and emerging. Special focus will be on new measurements of encrypted DNS, and also the contributions that DNS privacy makes in civil society applications, in conjunction with related and newer technology. The program will be a mixture of accepted and invited talks, and open discussion.

Agenda

All times are UTC.


Session DurationSession TopicPresentation (and link to slides/paper)Authors (speaker(s) in bold)Time

15:00 - 16:30

Measurement of Encrypted DNS
(Chair: Sara Dickinson)

Welcome from the Chairs

PDF


15:00-
15:10 

Oblivious DNS over HTTPS (ODoH): A Practical Privacy Enhancement to DNS (Measurements & Feasibility)

PDF 

Sudheesh Singanamalla*†, Suphanat Chunhapanya*, Jonathan Hoyland*, Marek Vavruša*, Tanya Verma*, Peter Wu*, Marwan Fayed*, Kurtis Heimerl†, Nick Sullivan*, Christopher Wood* (*Cloudflare Inc. †University of Washington)15:10-
15:35

Measuring DoT/DoH Blocking Using OONI Probe: a Preliminary Study

PDF  Paper

S. Basso (Open Observatory of Network Interference)
15:35-
16:00

"No Port 53, Who Dis?"; a year of DNS over HTTPS over Tor

PDF  Paper

Alec Muffett (https://alecmuffett.com/about)

16:00-
16:15
Round up and open discussion
16:15-
16:30
BREAK  16:30-17:00
17:00 - 18:30Civil Society, Usability and DNS
(Chair: Allison Mankin)

DNS Privacy Vs : Confronting protocol design trade offs in the public interest

PDF

Mallory Knodel (Center for Democracy and Technology), Shivan Sahib (Salesforce)17:00-
17:25

Censored Planet: An Internet-wide, Longitudinal Censorship Observatory

PDF

R. Sundara Raman, P. Shenoy, K. Kohls, and R. Ensafi (University of Michigan)17:25-
17:45

When DNS Goes Dark: Understanding Privacy and Shaping Policy of an Evolving Protocol

PDF

Vijay k. Gurbani and Cynthia Hood ( Illinois Institute of Technology), Anita Nikolich (University of Illinois), Henning Schulzrinne (Columbia University) and Radu State (University of Luxembourg)

17:45-
18:05

User Expectations and Understanding of Encrypted DNS Settings

PDF Paper

Alexandra Nisenoff, Nick Feamster, Madeleine A Hoofnagle†, Sydney Zink. (University of Chicago and †Northwestern)

18:05-
18:20
Round up and open discussion
18:20-18:30
BREAK   18:30-19:30
19:30 - 21:00Novel work, ADoT and Future Research
(Chair: Shivan Sahib)

Work in Progress: Programmable In-Network Obfuscation of DNS Traffic

PDF Paper

Liang Wang, Hyojoon Kim, Prateek Mittal, Jennifer Rexford (Princeton University)

19:30-
19:55

A Balanced DNS Information Protection Strategy: Minimize at Root and TLD, Encrypt When Needed Elsewhere

PDF

S. Hollenbeck, B. Kalinski (Verisign)19:55-
20:10

Keynote: "Armor for the back half of the camel: Why confidentiality matters for recursive DNS traffic"

PDF

Daniel Kahn Gillmor (ACLU)20:10-
20:30
Open Discussion

Open Discussion on future research directions.  Zoom breakout rooms will be available:
Room 1: Measurement of Encrypted DNS (Chair: Sandra Siby)
Room 2: Civil Society, Usability and DNS (Chair: Gurshabad Grover)
Room 3: Novel work, ADoT and Future Research (Chair: Benno Overeinder)

20:30-
20:55
Round up by the Chairs
20:55-
21:00
Social SessionHang out and chat with everyone!
21:00-
22:00

Note takers: Han Zhang, Austin Hounsel.

Technical Program Committee

Allison Mankin (Salesforce) - co-chair

Sara Dickinson (Sinodun IT) - co-chair

Shivan Sahib (Salesforce) - co-chair

Amelia Andersdotter (CENTR)

Benno Overeinder (NLnet Labs)

Gurshabad Grover (Center for Internet and Society)

Melinda Shore (Fastly)

Nick Feamster (University of Chicago)

Phillip Winter (The Tor Project)

Sandra Siby (EPFL)

Tommy Pauly (Apple)


Contact

If you have any questions about topics or otherwise, send email to Sara Dickinson <sara@sinodun.com>, Allison Mankin <allison.mankin@gmail.com> and Shivan Sahib <ssahib@salesforce.com>