U.S. Army DEVCOM Army Research Laboratory

DNS Root Server

The United States Army DEVCOM Army Research Laboratory (ARL), formerly known as the Ballistics Research Laboratory (BRL), has a long history of being a leader in the computing and networking arenas.  BRL was the home of the world's first electronic digital computer, ENIAC, and one of the first 50 sites to have a web server on the Internet.  Many BRL/ARL researchers were involved in the early development of UNIX, the Internet, and TCP/IP protocols (including DNS and BIND).  BRL was one of the first and one of the most well-connected nodes on the ARPANET/MILNET back in the late 70s and early 80s.  As such, BRL volunteered to host one of the original four root servers - both to assist in the further development of DNS and to provide a root server for the MILNET in the event that MILNET had to be disconnected from the Internet.  BRL's root server was the first root server to run BIND.  Currently, ARL is home to one of the world's largest supercomputing facilities and resides on the high-speed Defense Research and Engineering Network (DREN), which ARL scientists helped design.  To this day, ARL continues to operate a root name server as a service to the Internet community.

RSSAC001 responses can be found here.
RSSAC002 metrics can be found here.

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Unauthorized access is prohibited by Public Law 99-474 (The Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986).