Re: [DNSOP] Waiting for DNSSEC...

Tony Finch <dot@dotat.at> Mon, 05 November 2018 18:30 UTC

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From: Tony Finch <dot@dotat.at>
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Subject: Re: [DNSOP] Waiting for DNSSEC...
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Mukund Sivaraman <muks@mukund.org>; wrote:
> On Fri, Nov 02, 2018 at 02:30:15PM -0400, Viktor Dukhovni wrote:
> >
> > To move DNSSEC adoption higher, CDS/CDNSKEY/... need to be supported
> > by most registries and the signing and key rollover tooling needs
> > to become less brittle and more user-friendly.

Yes!

> > Updates of ZSKs are still too manual.  For example, BIND's "auto-dnssec
> > maintain" should be able to automatically generate new ZSKs on
> > master server from time to time, completely without user intervention.

Knot DNS's automated key handling is quite a lot further ahead in
usability. It's a great example.

> There is a part-protocol part-tooling issue in DNSSEC. A mistake in
> configuration (operator) or software bug (developer) is capable of
> making validation of answers unusable (DoS) for a long period of time.

I hope that better automation will make it harder to make mistakes,
especially since the automation should includes checks to prevent bad
configurations from screwing things up. Bugs notwithstanding :-)

Tony.
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