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.
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