This assignment is due at 5:00pm on February 19th and
will be graded by your TA. Submit your write-up via
For this assignment, your job is to analyze and critique DNS. Your
focus should be on the system itself, not on analyzing and critiquing
a particular source material (the source material, here, is sections
2.2, 3.1, and 4.4 of the 6.033 textbook).
To help in this assignment, use
the Crit 1 worksheet to
organize your thoughts. This worksheet contains many common
questions we ask about systems, though it is not exhaustive. For
this critique, we won't collect it (on future critiques, we will).
Once you have completed the worksheet, write up your answers to
each question. Your final write-up should be 1-2 pages; your answer
to each question should be a few sentences long. It's fine to
answer the questions individually rather than as one long essay.
Submit your write-up using
site. Again, this assignment is due at 5:00pm on February
19th, not 11:59pm.