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Re: Strategy: DNS server in main for potato?

On Thu, 9 Sep 1999, Bernd Eckenfels wrote:

> How will u handle DNSSEC?

Right now, no one is working on DNSSEC, although several people have
expressed interest.  We could procede with an El'Gammal variant or
wait until RSA expires, or do the development in a country without
software patents.  It would depend on who did the work and how they
wanted to procede.  Whatever work happens must happen within the
constraints of the GPL, howeverg.

> Can you develop this part and the hooks outside
> the states, so we can put it on non-US?

I spoke with Theo of OpenBSD at Usenix; they are interested in perhaps using
Dents for DNSSEC development, although they have not put anyone on it yet.
He suggested moving the CVS server outside of the states, and I would have
no problem doing this.

All of this is very premature; DNSSEC is very heavyweight, and few
people will need it.  Being a year behind the times on DNSSEC won't
affect most people.  The important part is having a good server for the
RFC-1035 core of the protocol, which is what 99.9% of all applications

Todd Graham Lewis                        Postmaster, MindSpring Enterprises
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