Blogs

  • Is Your Open DNS Resolver Part of a Criminal Conspiracy?

    It has been a very eventful week in the field of DNS operations. In addition to the BIND vulnerability disclosed by ISC this week, the DNS world has been buzzing with news about “the biggest Distributed Denial of Service attack to date”, directed against Spamhaus by parties critical of their decision to list Cyberbunker as a spam source. As an

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  • ISC Launches Open Home Gateway Forum

    ORLANDO, FL–(Marketwire – Mar 12, 2013) – Internet Systems Consortium (ISC) is delighted to announce the launch of the Open Home Gateway Forum with an initial grant from Comcast. The OHGF is a Forum of ISPs and vendors and Internet development organizations, initiated and spearheaded by ISC, that aims to improve the rollout of new Internet technologies to home networks

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  • “Oh, you know UNIX? Good, we need you to run our DNS.”

    If you’re like the majority of our training participants, your career in DNS* started in a similar fashion. Your knowledge of the protocol, the resilience of your DNS infrastructure, whether or not you like to use valid shortcuts in config files and so on are often very dependent upon which team you found yourself in when you first landed in

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  • Programming Languages for BIND 10

    This blog post comes in response to a question that arrived via Twitter: @nodakai: WHY BIND10 had to be written in C++?? I think supporters of managed languages have much to learn from this unfortunate incident When I started working on the BIND 10 project the only decision made was which languages to use, after the expected bikeshed discussion. The

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  • If You’re Not Cheating, You’re Not Trying Hard Enough

    Lance Armstrong. Bernie Madoff. Barry Bonds. Raj Rajaratnam. Ray Nagin. Whether it is sports, business, or politics, it seems in every walk of life, people are playing fast and loose with the law, with ethics, and with morality. Even in the software business we have some shady practices and business models. Pump and Dump Many well known VC’s and early

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