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Deploy360 7 December 2012

5 DNSSEC Training/Technical Sessions at USENIX LISA Next Week In San Diego

Dan York
By Dan YorkDirector, Online Content

USENIX LISA 2012 logoWant to learn more about DNSSEC?  Next week at the USENIX Large Installation System Administration (LISA) Conference in San Diego there are going to be some excellent DNSSEC sessions in addition to our ION San Diego event happening on Tuesday.

Starting it off will be a half-day DNS and DNSSEC tutorial on Tuesday morning (right before our ION event) by Shumon Huque of the University of Pennsylvania.  It looks like a great way to spend the morning diving deep into DNS and DNSSEC.

Tuesday afternoon will be our ION San Diego conference where we have two sessions focused on DNSSEC on our agenda. First, Pete Toscano of ARIN will talk about ARIN’s support of both DNSSEC and RPKI. Second, I’ll be moderating what should be a truly outstanding panel on the topic of deploying DNSSEC.  We have a great group of panelists including Rick Lamb from ICANN, Infoblox’s Cricket Liu who is also the author of multiple O’Reilly books on DNS, Jim Galvin of Afilias (who operates multiple TLDs) and Roland van Rijswijk-Deij of SURFnet who has been very actively working on getting more validating DNS servers deployed.  The panel will be a questions-based, highly interactive discussion session that we expect to be very educational (and perhaps entertaining) for all attending.  I’ll have questions for the panel but there will also be plenty of opportunities for you to ask your questions, too.

(Did we mention that registering for ION San Diego is FREE? Just fill out the form and come in for great IPv6 and DNSSEC education.)

Jumping to Friday, there are then two invited talks about DNSSEC. First, Roland van Rijswijk-Deij of SURFnet will be discussing “DNSSEC: What Every Sysadmin Should be Doing to Keep Things Working“. Roland’s presentations have been both educational and amusing in the past, so I’m sure this should be a good one.  Following Roland and closing out the DNSSEC sessions next week, Scott Rose of NIST will be presenting “DNSSEC Deployment in .gov: Progress and Lessons Learned” where he’ll be providing the case study of the US government’s deployment of DNSSEC and relaying their lessons learned thus far.  Scott and the team at NIST have been doing great work monitoring the DNSSEC deployment and this session should be very helpful to those looking to understand how to deploy DNSSEC on a very large scale.

There you have it… lots of great DNSSEC material!  If you are in San Diego next week for USENIX LISA, check out these sessions and also come to our ION conference.  Great opportunities to learn what you need to do to get started with DNSSEC today!

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