[linux-elitists] Paul Vixie on Verisign at Stanford October 1

Larry M. Augustin lma@lmaugustin.com
Wed Sep 24 21:10:35 PDT 2003


Should be worth seeing:

              COMPUTER SYSTEMS LABORATORY COLLOQUIUM             
                4:15PM, Wednesday, October 1, 2003               
       NEC Auditorium, Gates Computer Science Building B03       
                   http://ee380.stanford.edu                  
                                                                 
Topic:    dns typosquatting: methods, effects, and counteraction
          what verisign's sitefinder means for the internet domain system

Speaker:  paul vixie
          internet software consortium

About the talk:

On September 15 2003, VeriSign added a DNS wildcard to the COM and NET
zones. On September 17, ISC released a patch to BIND that allows our users
to filter out the effects of these wildcards. In this extemporaneous talk,
Paul Vixie of ISC will explain what happened, who's upset about it, and why.

About the speaker:

Paul Vixie was the last maintainer of BIND4, the main author of BIND8, and
an architect of BIND9. After cofounding MAPS (an anti-spam company) and
having some some excellent adventures in DotBombLand, he returned to ISC in
May 2002 as its full time president. Paul holds the record for "most CERT
advisories due to a single author", and no longer writes code that other
people will see.

Contact information:

paul vixie
950 charter street
redwood city
ca 94063
+1.650.423.1301
+1.650.423.1355
paul@vix.com



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