Cricket on DNS
The latest on DNS Security, DNSSEC, IP Address Management... and more
In this, their first in-person podcast, Matt and Cricket examine the redundancy of the phrase aiding and abetting, discuss quirks in forwarding terminology, and cover two DNS-related security issues: One in which resolvers are reconfigured by malware to use open recursive name servers, and another happening on the Internet right now in which name servers are used as amplifiers in a DDoS attack.
Warning: spoiler alert! Do not listen to this episode if you do not want to learn the identity of the final Cylon in Battlestar Galactica. Also, do not listen if you do not want to hear Matt correct and elaborate a bit on DNSSEC topics from Episode 2. And especially do not listen if you are not interested in learning about the uses of stub zones and hearing an explanation of web browser DNS pre-fetching.
In our second episode, Matt and Cricket discuss Matts distaste for handbells and lapse into a discussion of Star Trek (The Original Series) oh, and answer an actual listeners question about when DNSSEC deployment will be widespread. Also, Cricket says Right, right many times.