[dnssec-deployment] [dns-wg] Announcement: Test Report on DNSSEC impact on SOHO CPE

Steve Crocker steve at shinkuro.com
Tue Sep 16 14:57:20 EDT 2008


Thanks.

Steve


On Sep 16, 2008, at 2:55 PM, Ray.Bellis at nominet.org.uk wrote:

>> The report is excellent. Thank you very much for sharing it with us.
>
> You're welcome :)
>
>> I have two questions.
>>
>> 1) Vendor actions
>>
>>     What are the vendor status and/or responses? Were they contacted?
> did they
>>     respond? Are they planning updates?
>
> We did contact vendor technical support, in particular to determine
> whether any work-arounds exist on those routers that don't appear  
> to allow
> the DNS settings in the DHCP server to be changed.
>
> However attempts to reach product management types to talk about
> implementation issues were generally fruitless.  I did manage to  
> report my
> findings to Zyxel UK through an existing contact, though.
>
> I'm hoping that some of the vendors will get in touch with me, now  
> that
> the report is published.
>
>> 2) base OS?
>>
>>     Is there a similarity in these firmwares? eg are they using  
>> the same
>>     DNS software inside? Perhaps the vendors are not the people we
> should
>>     be talking to? For instance, many Linux based routers use the
> "dnsmasq"
>>     software. Depending on its status, it might be worth  
>> contacting the
>>     upstream software provider of the commercial router vendors.
>
> We didn't see any direct evidence of shared code between vendors.   
> We did
> see some quirks that might suggest commonality (e.g. NAT tranlation
> failures) but didn't look for anything to prove a link.
>
> kind regards,
>
> Ray
>
> -- 
> Ray Bellis, MA(Oxon)
> Senior Researcher in Advanced Projects, Nominet
> e: ray at nominet.org.uk, t: +44 1865 332211
>
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