Blogs

Last modified: January 30, 2014
  • BIND 9.7.2 and automatic DNSSEC signing

    BIND 9.7.0 introduced automatic in-server signature re-freshing and automatic key rollover.  This allows BIND 9.7, if provided with the DNSSEC private key files, to sign records as they are added to the zone, or as the signatures need to be refreshed.  This refresh happens periodically to spread out the load on the server and to even out zone transfer load.

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  • Open source *more* secure?

    I seem to read all the time that open source projects must be less secure, since the bad guys can look through the source code to find vulnerabilities. I was pleased to see an article today that takes the point of view that security through obscurity is not the right direction and that open source projects can be more secure than competing

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  • Imminent Death of Internet Predicted. Film at 11.

    The press seems to love stories of doom and gloom. And for almost as long as the Internet has been around, there have been dire predictions of some resource exhaustion, success disaster or security flaw that will destroy the internet. And who is the villain in this week’s piece? DNSSEC and the signing of all the root servers. While I

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  • DNSSEC Readiness

    DNSSEC is coming. Is your organization ready? The DNS community is buzzing with activity around the implementation of the DNS Security Extension, DNSSEC. In simple terms, DNSSEC provides a “chain of trust” within the DNS hierarchy and the authentication of DNS responses. Once deployed across the DNS, DNSSEC will render the infamous man-in-the-middle attack a thing of the past. But

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  • DNS/BIND Canards, Redux

    In this interview we see yet another attempt by a technology executive to discredit all roads that do not lead to their products and services. Since in this case the creative pot shots are aimed at my company’s products and services, and since this is far from the first time these canards have been trotted out, I’ve decided to respond

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