[Pdns-announce] PowerDNS & DNSSEC: your support is needed
bert.hubert at netherlabs.nl
Tue Aug 11 13:53:41 UTC 2009
Dear PowerDNS Users & interested parties,
As you may know, we've recently built a PowerDNS DNSSEC proof of concept
(which can be viewed 'in action' on http://www.powerdnssec.org).
Although the proof of concept works, and could be merged with the open
source version of PowerDNS, it is expected to require a lot of additional
maintenance and development to keep up with changing DNSSEC requirements and
The original development of PowerDNS was funded by its investors, and its
ongoing maintenance is made possible by support contracts with PowerDNS
The DNSSEC enhancement however will need to finance itself.
The goals are to:
* Add full support for DNSSEC hosting to the PowerDNS Authoritative Server
* In such a way that operational overhead of DNSSEC is acceptable
to large scale DNS operators
* Automatic signing with high scalability and limited (commodity)
* So existing DNS Management GUIs continue to work 'live'
* Fully automated key rollover & signature regeneration procedures
* With debugging facilities that large scale deployments need in
order to diagnose issues
* Author documentation, with tutorials to make migration easy and
* Convince at least one '100,000+' zone PowerDNS deployment to turn on
* Provide maintenance and support for DNSSEC in PowerDNS until this
becomes commercially self-sustaining
* Eventually add DNSSEC support to the PowerDNS Recursor as well.
All parties with an interest in PowerDNS and/or DNSSEC are therefore kindly
requested to contact me privately if they are in a position to either
acquire a support contract with us, or to fund DNSSEC development directly.
If you are interested, or know someone who might be, please let us know and
we can send you the 'PowerDNS DNSSEC Enhancement Project Proposal', which
includes the budget we are trying to raise.
CTO PowerDNS.COM BV
http://www.PowerDNS.com Open source, database driven DNS Software
http://netherlabs.nl Open and Closed source services
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