Tuesday, 26 November 2013

EDNS(0) and DNSSEC Coming Soon to Twisted

I'm happy to announce that I've won some funding from The NLnet Foundation - DNS Security Fund, to add EDNS(0) and DNSSEC (and possibly DANE) support to Twisted.

The current project plan contains the list of milestones and tickets.

If there are any DNS enthusiasts / experts reading this, I'd appreciate your feedback; on the plan and on the implementation (as it evolves). Please get in touch.

Tom Prince has kindly agreed to do some "express" code and design reviews for me. That'll be a great help given the current length of the review queue.

But the more eyes on the code the better, so please consider helping out with code reviews if you can. (I'm happy to trade reviews if you've got your own branch / patch waiting to be reviewed.)

I've been given a head start in this project by the patches contributed by Bob Novas and Phil Mayers, so thank you both. I hope you'll be able monitor what I'm doing and steer me in the right direction.

Thanks also to Itamar who encouraged me to apply for the funding and to Tom Prince and everyone who helped me draft the proposal.

I'll be working on this at the Twisted Sprint in Bristol, UK on December 7th; where I'll be delighted to discuss the project and demonstrate what I've been up to.

Hope to see you there!