My balcony this summer :D

Here are some DNS-OARC development highlights from the past couple of months. These updates are usually bi-monthly but this one is a summer edition special. Previous articles can be found on our Medium blog.

dnsjit modules

A way to create your own dnsjit modules is now available!

With the release of v1.2.0 (coming soon!) there are now development files that can be installed and used to create your own C modules for dnsjit. To help with this I’ve created a few example modules to look at.

The input.zero and output.null were testing modules I created when developing dnsjit, these are now located…


… become a part of our dynamic international team

Short-term Contracts

OARC currently has the following positions open to work on specific projects:

Software Engineer

This is a 2–3 month project to complete implementation of the DNS-over-HTTPS (DoH) Protocol in our existing open-source dnsperf testing tool. Total budget for this work is in the region of $25–30k.

Understanding of and familiarity with HTTP, HTTPS, HTTP/2 protocols are highly desirable, as is experience of Golang, Python, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, JSON, docker, buildbot and Flask (python web framework). …


Here are some DNS-OARC development highlights from the past couple of months. These updates are usually bi-monthly and previous ones are available on our Medium blog.

dnsperf

As I mentioned in my previous blog post, the DNS-over-HTTPS project for dnsperf continued and the next phase was to re-factor the engine and add re-connection support. This would essentially split it into two, one for stateless communications (UDP) and one for connection oriented communications (TCP, DoT, DoH).

The idea was to have one thread processing the datafile, generate queries and processing responses. …


Asia Pacific

[ OARC 35 ]is coming to the Asia Pacific region!

How is this being achieved?

It will be an online workshop and is scheduled to take place over the course of two days in an Asia Pacific friendly timezone — May 6th (01:00–06:30 UTC) and 7th (01:00–06:30 UTC), 2021. This will be around 6–9 hours of content / at least 10–12 presentations.

OARC 35 Call for Presentations

The Workshop’s Program Committee is seeking contributions from the community.

Submissions from the Asia Pacific region are encouraged.

All DNS-related subjects and suggestions for discussion topics are welcome. For inspiration, we provide a non-exhaustive list of ideas:


Photo by Roman Synkevych on Unsplash

Here are some DNS-OARC development highlights from the past couple of months. These updates are usually bi-monthly and previous ones are available on our Medium blog.

The December update was replaced by another blog post on APNIC’s blog, this time it was about how DNSTAP support in DSC can allow you to monitor all of the DNS.


DoH/DoT

In this blogpost we outline OARC’s position regarding DNS-over-TLS, DNS-over-HTTPS and related technologies.

Mission

Ensuring that the DNS infrastructure and traffic is secure aligns well with OARC’s mission, and with DNSSEC now widely available to detect tampering with the integrity of DNS traffic, it’s clear the next effort should focus on protecting the privacy of DNS traffic against interception while in transit.

Role

Part of OARC’s role is to help bridge the gap between DNS protocol standards/development and actual operational practice, and we aim to support this process in the industry for encrypted DNS as we have for other new DNS technologies.

Support


Call for Presentations & Registration

OARC 34 will be an online workshop and is planned to take place over the course of two days:

February 4th (16:00–21:00 UTC)
and
February 5th (16:00–18:00 UTC)

This will be around 4–6 hours of content / at least 8–12 presentations.

Registration is required to attend and participate in the Workshop. The link to register is on the Workshop website:

Workshop Website: OARC 34

OARC 34 Call for Presentations

The Workshop’s Programme Committee is seeking contributions from the community.

All DNS-related subjects and suggestions for discussion topics are welcome.

Based on the feedback from the previous workshop, the DNS-OARC audience is interested to see more…


There are four components in the dnstap system: the encoding format (dnstap payloads), the transport (byte-stream socket), the sender (top box) and the receiver (bottom box). Source of image: https://dnstap.info

OARC Software Engineer, Jerry Lundström is a regular author on the APNIC Blog. His latest posting on the blog explains DNSTAP — what it is, its architecture and the benefit of using it with OARC’s DSC (DNS Stats Collector) tool.

You may access the blog article here:

<DSC and DNSTAP allow you to monitor all the DNS>

DNS-OARC seeks to improve the security, stability and understanding of the Internet’s DNS infrastructure. This has resulted in a diverse, motivated and highly collaborative community, which has been able to work together cohesively on pertinent issues facing the DNS, the worth of which has been highlighted in recent years against the backdrop of the growing number of malicious incidents directed towards the DNS.
Read: Rallying a community to protect core Internet service.


Here are some DNS-OARC development highlights from the past couple of months. These updates are usually bi-monthly and previous ones are available on our Medium blog.

My last blog post was published on APNIC’s blog, if you missed it then please feel free to read up on how dsc-datatool and Grafana can give your DSC data a facelift.

Project: Soteria

This project was aimed at greatly improving the quality and testing of DNS-OARC’s software and tools, by using code coverage and code analysis, and was funded by The Swedish Internet Foundation.

SUCCESS!

The project was wrapped up in September after over 200…


Call for Presentations & Registration

The postponed (from May 2020) OARC 33 will be an online workshop and is scheduled to take place over the course of two days:

September 28th (13:00–18:00 UTC)
and
September 29th (13:00–15:00 UTC)

This will be around 4–6 hours of content / at least 8–12 presentations.

The OARC AGM (which will require separate registration) will take place on September 29th (16:00–18:00 UTC). Further details are on the AGM 2020 page and registration details will be emailed to Members and posted online in due course.

OARC 33 Call for Presentations

The Workshop’s Program Committee is seeking contributions from the community.

All DNS-related subjects are welcome, and…

DNS-OARC

Domain Name System Operations Analysis and Research Center

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