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0d1Happy Halloween from OpenDNS!
It’s Halloween, and that means three things: candy, costumes, and craziness. If you’re looking for a last-minute get-up, why not go with what’s in the news? It’s too soon for any health-crisis-related costumes, so let’s...
1d9The early days of the Internet in Cambridge
I'm currently in the process of uplifting our DNS development / operations repository from SCCS (really!) to git. This is not entirely trivial because I want to ensure that all the archival material is retained in a...
1d9Case Study: The Experience of Signing Go6.SI with DNSSEC
Some time ago Matthijs Mekking, one of the authors, maintainers and coders for the OpenDNSSEC project asked me why go6.si domain was not signed. My answer was that I need a short, precise and...
1d9Recursor 3.6.2
Note Version 3.6.2 is a bugfix update to 3.6.1. Released on the 30th of October 2014. Official download page A list of changes since 3.6.1 follows. commit ab14b4f: expedite servfail generation for ezdns-like failures...
1d10Authoritative Server 3.4.1
Warning Version 3.4.1. of the PowerDNS Authoritative Server is a major upgrade if you are coming from 2.9.x. Additionally, if you are coming from any 3.x version (including 3.3.1), there is a mandatory SQL schema...
2d7RFC 7384: Security Requirements of Time Protocols in...
De plus en plus de protocoles sur l'Internet dépendent d'une horloge correcte. L'époque où les machines étaient vaguement mises à une heure approximative, de façon purement manuelle, est révolue. Aujourd'hui, il est...
2d11Tracing DNS path from the bottom up?
My ISP informs me we are still hitting their old DNS servers which are going to be shut down soon. I've set our firewall, primary and secondary DNS servers to point to the new DNS ip's. I did this using the Forwarders...
2d13Please Take This DNSSEC Survey To Help Understanding of...
Do you have a few minutes to answer a 12 question survey about your views on DNSSEC?  Tim Rooney over at BT Diamond IP has launched a survey to try to gather data around viewpoints on DNSSEC deployment. As Tim says in...
2d12Nominet hires venture capitalist as new CEO
Nominet has named Lesley Cowley s replacement as CEO as Russell Haworth, a Thomson Reuters alum who s spent much of 2014 working as a venture capitalist. Russell was previously managing director of Thomson Reuters Middle...
2d11Quitted ICANN director gets old job back
Olga Madruga-Forti, who quit ICANN s board of directors earlier this month, has gone back to work for the US Federal Communications Commission. I gather that while ICANN was aware of her new job, it was unable to...
3d11xmodmap is dead
I'm using an Apple keyboard at work since a day or two, but for some reason this keyboard has a special key for eject, because in 1898 that was useful when you wanted to eject a cdrom. Anyway making this key do...
4d125 Tips to Help IT Admins Protect Their Users during...
As you may have heard, October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month. Vendors, security practitioners and regulatory agencies alike are producing a veritable treasure trove of infographics, ebooks and articles all...
4d15Former pop star is .uk’s 10,000th cybersquatting case
Nominet has processed its 10,000th cybersquatting dispute, according to the company. Conveniently for the .uk registry s public relations department, the complainant in the case was Aston Merrygold, a well-known former...
4d12gTLD auctions net ICANN another $13m
ICANN has raised another $12.9 million from new gTLD auctions. A small batch of three contention sets .realty, .salon and .spot were resolved last Wednesday in the third so-called last resort auction. .realty went to...
4d13Is the free ride over for Verisign’s .net?
Verisign s .net is on the rocks due to new gTLDs, executives have confirmed. Speaking to investors and analysts on the company s third-quarter earnings call last week, CFO George Kilguss said that .net is experiencing...
4d13ICANN terminates deadbeat registrar
ICANN has started termination proceedings on Domain Services Rotterdam, a Dutch registrar, for failure to pay accreditation fees. The company owes ICANN $5,118.83 in dues but has failed to pay up despite breach notices...
4d12ICANN may cancel Morocco meeting over Ebola fear
ICANN may cancel its forthcoming meeting in Marrakech, Morocco, due to fears about the spread of Ebola in Africa. The organization issued a statement last night, after local reports said the decision to cancel had...
6d14RFC 7375: Secure Telephone Identity Threat Model
Elle est loin, l'époque où l'Internet et le téléphone étaient deux mondes complètement séparés. Aujourd'hui, le téléphone n'est qu'une application parmi toutes celles tournant sur l'Internet. et les problèmes de sécurité...
6d12RFC 7381: Enterprise IPv6 Deployment Guidelines
Le déploiement d'IPv6 continue, trop lentement, mais il continue et de plus en plus d'organisations font désormais fonctionner ce protocole. Ce document est une série de conseils sur le passage à IPv6 au sein d'une...
7d14Need some DNS help.
For about 3 months now, I've had the constant problem of the default 127.0.0.1 DNS server not working. No sites load, but when I put in ip's they do. However, this is not a practical solution so I did some reading around...
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