Gandi (http://gandi.net/) and CloudFlare (https://cloudflare.com) have teamed up to spark more conversation on all things DNS.
At our first talk with Paul Mockapetris (http://internethalloffame.org/inductees/paul-mockapetris), the inventor of DNS, Paul Vixie (http://www.internethalloffame.org/inductees/paul-vixie) joined the stage to explain why underscores are not allowed in domain names. Then at our second talk, Dan Kaminsky (https://dankaminsky.com/bio/) said Paul Vixie was his favorite person in DNS. Now, for our third and final talk of the DNS speaker series - come hear Paul Vixie (http://www.internethalloffame.org/inductees/paul-vixie) himself.
Paul wrote most of BIND Version 8 and hired the team who wrote BIND
Version 9, the most widely used DNS software on the Internet. He founded
ISC, home of BIND and F-root
and later operated C-root.
We'll talk about alternative DNS root servers (http://www.circleid.com/posts/20160330_let_me_make_yeti_dns_perfectly_clear/), email security and spam (Paul founded the first ever anti-spam company (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mail_Abuse_Prevention_System)), and what needs to be done about DNS and security (Paul added most of BIND's current security systems).
So come grab a beer and let's geek out about DNS.
For those of you that are far, we will livecast the meetup here:
6:00pm - Registration/Food/Drink/Mingle
6:30pm - Paul Vixie
7:20pm - Audience Q&A and Discussion
7:30pm - Afterglow
8:00pm - End of event
*If any company, organization or individual has an inquiry, please contact one of our organizers.