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Deploy360 29 March 2013

Comcast Publishing Domains Failing DNSSEC Via Twitter

Dan York
By Dan YorkDirector, Online Content

Comcast DNS Twitter accountHow do you know when a domain is failing DNSSEC validation? What if there was a way to let the broader industry know about these validation failures?  The folks over at Comcast’s DNS team have been trying an experiment for a while in posting these DNSSEC validation failures publicly to Twitter at:

https://twitter.com/comcastdns

If you are a system/network operator deploying DNSSEC and want to be alerted when sites are found to be failing validation, following this Twitter account is one way you can get alerts.

I don’t know whether publishing domains failing DNSSEC validation via Twitter will really be a long-term solution to letting the wider industry know about domains that are currently failing validation, but I applaud Comcast’s DNS team for trying something different … and I do follow the account myself because I find the occasional tweets interesting to see.

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