Oct 13 – 14, 2018
Okura Hotel
Europe/Amsterdam timezone

Hello-DNS: A new accessible entry point with text and running code

Oct 13, 2018, 5:30 PM
Heian I/II (Okura Hotel)

Heian I/II

Okura Hotel

Ferdinand Bolstraat 333 1072 LH Amsterdam NL
Standard Presentation Public Workshop Joint OARC & CENTR-Tech Public Workshop


Mr Bert Hubert (PowerDNS)


As noted recently, "getting" DNS now requires reading 2000 pages of RFCs. This partially explains the dire quality of new (closed source) DNS implementations. Hello-DNS is an effort to make DNS more accessible by explaining it in modern language, in the right order. This project has now also spawned a 'teachable authoritative server' (TDNS) which attempts to be a display of best-practices and 'doing it right'.

This presentation introduces 'Hello-DNS' and the 'TDNS' nameserver, and is also an appeal for more contributions so we can make this shine.

Finally, there is some discussion on the recent further increase of DNS complexity (& intertwining it with HTTPS and CDN logistics), and an overview of yet more standards text in our near future, and an open question what we should do with this.


Presentation on the 'Hello-DNS' introduction to DNS initiative, which includes text and running code. Discussion on complexity.

Talk Duration 30 Minutes

Primary author

Mr Bert Hubert (PowerDNS)

Presentation materials