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Re: Bug#494043: ITP: ozymandns -- An experimental DNS server and miscellaneous DNS tools

Jacob wrote:
>Package: wnpp
>Severity: wishlist
>Owner: Jacob Appelbaum <jacob@appelbaum.net>
>* Package name    : ozymandns
>  Version         : 0.0.1
>  Upstream Author : Dan Kaminsky <dan@doxpara.com>
>* URL             : http://www.doxpara.com/ozymandns_src_0.1.tgz
>* License         : (Currently consulting with upstream for explicit
>* license)
>  Programming Lang: (C, Perl)
>  Description     : An experimental DNS server and miscellaneous DNS tools
>OzymanDNS is a suite of tools for experimenting with DNS. It includes a
>number of tools:
>    aska.pl - DNS File/Stream Sender
>    geta.pl - DNS File/Stream Receiver
>    nomde.pl - Experimental DNS Server
>    droute.pl - Reliable DNS Transport for standard input/output
>    glance.c - Represents IP addresses as dates
>More information about all of these tools can be found in Dan's Black
>Ops DNS 2004 CCC Congress slides:

Hmmm. I used to run this version of ozymandns to provide IP-over-DNS
style services, and it was far from stable. It would often crash, drop
connections or chew lots of CPU for no apparent reason. Unless things
have improved substantially since, I would recommend strongly against
adding these to the archive.

Steve McIntyre, Cambridge, UK.                                steve@einval.com
"We're the technical experts.  We were hired so that management could
 ignore our recommendations and tell us how to do our jobs."  -- Mike Andrews

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