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Last modified: January 30, 2014
  • Other Uses for Secure DNS

    Reprinted from ;login: The USENIX Magazine, vol. 36, no. 5 (Berkeley, CA: USENIX Associa- tion, 2011), pp. 13–16. Since the mid-1990s I’ve been a member of a distributed multi-generational team working to secure the Domain Name System. Many ideas and people have come and gone in the decade and a half since this work began, and the current work in

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  • Protecting Intellectual Property is Good; Mandatory DNS Filtering is Bad

    It has been about six months since I got together with four of my friends from the DNS world and we co-authored a white paper which explains the technical problems with mandated DNS filtering. The legislation we were responding to was S. 968, also called the PROTECT-IP act, which was introduced this year in the U. S. Senate. By all

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  • Origin ASN for Anycasted Services

    There is a new draft from the IETF GROW working group that attempts to standardize how Anycasted services manage their routing announcements.  The draft can be found at: ftp://ftp.rfc-editor.org/in-notes/internet-drafts/draft-ietf-grow-unique-origin-as-01.txt Before commenting directly on the draft a review of how ISC operates the F-Root Anycast network is in order. ISC maintains ASN 3557 which is used to originate the F-Root prefixes

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  • ISC BIND 9.9.0a1 — feature preview

    Yesterday afternoon, ISC published the first alpha release of BIND 9.9.0. This is an early technology preview, showing off some of the work we’ve been doing in BIND 9. There will be more new features added in later alpha releases, but here’s what’s ready to debut now… New Features The big new item in 9.9.0a1 is NXDOMAIN redirection.  This enables a

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  • UKNOF is 20…what next ?

    The 20th meeting of the UK Network Operators’ Forum will take place on Tuesday 6th September, hosted by Hewlett Packard at HP Labs in Bristol, and also sponsored by Arbor Networks. Our talk line-up this time includes presentations by ISC on Passive DNS and our new Knowledge Base, World IPv6 Day retrospectives, the BufferBloat project, IOS-XR experiences, BT’s LTE trial,

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