Category: Hackathon

Join the DNS Security team at the IETF 96 Hackathon this weekend…

IETF 96 Hackathon

If you will be in Berlin, Germany, this weekend and are interested in putting your coding or documentation skills to good use in helping make DNS more secure, please plan to join a group of about 20 of us at the IETF 96 Hackathon who will be working on DNS-related projects. The Hackathon is at the InterContinental Hotel from 9:00am – 9:00pm on Saturday, July 16, and from 9:00am – 6:00pm on Sunday, July 17. (You don’t have to be there the whole time – some people come and go.)

NOTE: you do NOT have to be attending IETF 96 to participate in the Hackathon. It is separate – and free – but you do need to register to attend. We welcome other developers in the Berlin area who want to join us during the weekend.

Details can be found on the IETF 96 Hackathon wiki page.

We have a group of 20+ people who will be working on a variety of DNS, DNSSEC, DPRIVE and DANE projects. There are some projects that could use some additional help (including non-coding help such as documentation and user testing). You are also welcome to bring other projects to the Hackathon.

You can see the list of projects and ideas on the IETF wiki hackathon page – although you need to scroll down to find the DNS section.

The GetDNS crew has a number of projects underway, including TLS interfaces, a Universal Acceptance review and RFC5011 testing. Rick Lamb plans to make BIND work with smartcards without patches. I plan to work on the code behind the weekly DNSSEC deployment maps. I’m sure others will bring some projects, too, by the time it begins.

A good group of “DNS people”  have now done this for the past several IETF meetings. It’s been a great experience and moved a number of DNS-related projects forward.  We would definitely welcome anyone else who wants to join us, even if just for part of the time.  Bring your coding and documentation skills and help make DNS better!

P.S. And of course you can also join in with the many other excellent projects happening at the Hackathon, too, including some great work on TLS implementations.  We here at Deploy360 just happen to be focused on DNS…

Links To DNS / DNSSEC / DANE / DPRIVE Projects From IETF 93 Hackathon

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:

Summary of DNS work at IETF 93 hackathon

Perhaps the more important fact was that we had actual code released publicly. Here were the releases:

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):

DNS team at IETF 93 hackathon

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!

P.S. If you want to get started with DNSSEC and DANE yourself, please visit our Start Here page!