[vcf-midatlantic] Paul Vixie speaking at NYC BSD User Group

Christian Liendo cliendo at gmail.com
Wed Feb 19 12:06:59 EST 2020

Paul is a person who I would consider important to computer history
but from a more recent time.


Operating Systems as Dumb Pipes, Dr. Paul Vixie
2020-03-03 @ 18:45 - NYU Tandon Engineering Building (new), 370 Jay
St, Room 1013, 10th Floor, Brooklyn (directly across Jay St from
National Grid office)
Notice: You should RSVP for this meeting at rsvp AT lists.nycbug.org.
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sufficient verification for entry.

This meeting is cosponsored with NYU's Center for Cybersecurity.

Apps and servers, especially on the Web, have an agenda which does not
include or welcome any interference by any on-path actors such as
ISPs, national security or regulation, or third parties from the
supply chain or from the Internet core. The way the ideal role of
on-path actors is often described by end users or application
developers or online service providers is to say, "I just want you to
be a dumb pipe". As of 2019, operating system developers and network
and edge system administrators are also described this way.

DNS over HTTPS (DoH) and HTTP over QUIC(HTTP/3) now bypass the
operating system's implementation and configuration of DNS, and
bypasses the kernel's implementation of TCP.

At the March 2020 NYC*Bug meeting, Dr. Paul Vixie, CEO of Farsight
Security, will tell the story of how we got here, and what this trend
means for endpoint and network security. FreeBSD and "ipfw" will be
used for demonstration.

Speaker Biography

Dr. Paul Vixie is Chairman, CEO and Cofounder of Farsight Security.
Dr. Vixie is an internet pioneer. Currently, he is the Chairman, CEO
and cofounder of award-winning Farsight Security, Inc. Dr. Vixie was
inducted into the internet Hall of Fame in 2014 for work related to
DNS and anti-spam technologies. He is the author of open source
internet software including BIND 8, and of many internet standards
documents concerning DNS and DNSSEC. In addition, he founded the first
anti-spam company (MAPS, 1996), the first non-profit internet
infrastructure company (ISC, 1994), and the first neutral and
commercial internet exchange (PAIX, 1991). In 2018, he cofounded SIE
Europe UG, a European data sharing collective to fight cybercrime. Dr.
Vixie earned his Ph.D. from Keio University for work related to DNS
and DNSSEC in 2010.


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