VUC658 – DNS Response Policy Zone with Dr. Paul Vixie

Event: Friday August 11th, 2017 at 12 Noon EDT (4PM UTC)



Paul Vixie (@paulvixie) is this week’s guest. Dr. Vixie was inaugurated into the Internet Hall of Fame as one of the “Individuals from around the world who have made significant contributions to the global growth and use of the Internet.” He is one of the maintainers of BIND, and we’re honored to have him with us to talk about DNS RPZ (Response Policy Zone).  RPZ is a mechanism for use by DNS recursive resolvers to allow customised handling of the resolution of collections of domain name information (zones). Here’s a quote from “Nation scale Internet Filtering” that explains how he feels about it.

“My nation’s government invests a lot of time and money identifying illegal web sites, whether dedicated to terrorism, or infringement, or whatever. I’d like them to publish their findings in real time using an open and unencumbered protocol like DNS RPZ, so that those of us who want to avoid those varieties of bad stuff can voluntarily do so.”

More info from the session:

Recent CircleID post on nation scale filtering

About Paul Vixie: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Vixie

Mentioned: Dan Geer: https://threatpost.com/dan-geer-cybersecurity-humanitys-future-conjoined/125316/

As promised, Paul’s SLIDES

Paul Vixie Slides (PDF) Paul Vixie Slides (PDF)

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