DiNS : DNS Naming and Services for Secure Seamless IoT

French National Research Agency Generic Call for Proposals 2019

Project description

In this project, the members of the consortium aim at breaking the silos in IoT networks and making them seamlessly interoperable with the Internet by taking advantage of advanced DNS schemes and extensions.

We will start with the design of an overall architecture for scalable IoT naming and resolution schemes.

To address security challenges, we propose to provide strict security guarantees for DNS names based on DNSSEC (DNS Security Extensions) and DANE (DNS-Based Domain Authenticated Naming Extension). The idea is to design a secure scheme for identifiers of IoT devices and support scalable key distribution for authentication.

The project will also explore IoT discovery: how to represent the characteristics of IoT devices in DNS names to enable rich queries on devices and the data they generate.

Finally, we will design a name resolution scheme allowing for roaming between multiple-tenant networks in a similar way to EduRoam.

We plan to validate this architecture initially on LoRa and extend it for NB-IoT and future 5G MTC (Machine Type Communications) networks.

Members of the consortium

  • Grenoble INP, Laboratoire d'Informatique de Grenoble
  • Afnic
  • Bouygues Telecom / Objenious SA
  • IMT Atlantique, Laboratoire IRISA
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