DNS-OARC’s third OARConline is coming up in a couple of weeks on September 8th, starting at 15:00 UTC. It will last for a couple of hours and we have six presentations lined up.

As OARC is a non-profit organization and as OARConline 35a is free to attend for Members and Supporter Participants with a nominal fee of US$50 for others, we are open to sponsorship, patronage and donations.

Agenda

We are happy to announce that we…


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!


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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.


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).


Asia Pacific

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

OARC 35 Call for Presentations

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


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.


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.

Workshop Website: OARC 34

OARC 34 Call for Presentations

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


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.

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.

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…

DNS-OARC

Domain Name System Operations Analysis and Research Center

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