With IETF 94 starting this weekend in Yokohama, Japan, I realized that I had not posted the results of the great work that the “DNS team” did at the IETF 93 Hackathon back in July in Prague. Here’s a slideshow that outlines the results:
Slide 2 really shows the different aspects of “DNS security” that the team worked on:
Perhaps the more important fact was that we had actual code released publicly. Here were the releases:
- Visual interface to check DNSSEC algorithms
- Tool to test for DNSSEC roadblock avoidance
- DNS confidentiality/privacy – TLS
- Patches going into next release of getdns API
- Patch available for Unbound
- JSON interface to IANA registry of DNSSEC algorithms
And yes, this last one was a little experiment in playing with JSON and python that I did.
To our amazement, our DNS team (which grew from the time we first started talking about it) received the “Best in Show” award based on the judges’ view of what we did. Here was a photo of some of the team and some of the judges (when the winners were announced some team members had already gone to other meetings):
There will be another “DNS team” at the IETF 94 Hackathon this weekend and while I won’t be there myself, I do hope they have a great time!
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