PowerDNS Jobs, 4.1 roadmap, DNSSEC research

Hi everyone,

In this post, we want to mention a few things: PowerDNS Jobs, 4.1 plans & some DNSSEC research.

First, PowerDNS is growing rapidly as more and more large scale service providers displace closed DNS systems by PowerDNS, especially for security enhanced DNS and “parental control”. More on this PowerDNS Platform product can be found on the Open-Xchange website and here.

To support this growth, we have two job openings currently. Full details are here, brief descriptions:

Solution Engineer

Daily activities alternate between working on customer issues and actual Professional Services for customer implementations (both on-site and off-site). As Solution Engineer (with a focus on PowerDNS) you will work closely with the PowerDNS development team, as well as with other parts of Open-Xchange and Dovecot development, sales, and Product Management teams from within a European Services team.

We think Support & Implementation is a great step into a promising career. We are specifically looking for employees willing to learn quickly while delivering great support and service, while keeping an eye towards growing within the Global Services department or into different roles in the larger Open-Xchange organisation.

Versatile frontend developer with moderate middleware skills

We are looking for people with any or more of the following skills:

  • Modern web development (key words are AngularJS, JSON, RESTful, D3.js, Backbone and other frameworks that aren’t TOO hip)
  • Django
  • Ability to enhance middleware in Python
  • Ability to propose changes to core C++ code and make small additions
  • Automated UI testing

Full details and how to apply can be found here.

4.1 plans

We have started the process of 4.1 release planning. We have identified a number of areas that need to be addressed, but your input is most welcome. The 4.0 roadmap process was rather successful, but only because users vocally reminded us of what was missing.

So please let us know: what are we simply not talking about that you think is vital for PowerDNS. If we are not doing something, it is probably because we don’t know that you need it! So please let us know whatever you are missing on powerdns-ideas@powerdns.com.

DNSSEC research

We wrote some perhaps interesting stuff on DNSSEC here:
https://ds9a.nl/hypernsec3/

With this technique, we’ve been able to measure the DNSSEC penetration on all top level domains (including co.uk and com.br). The list is here: https://powerdns.org/dnssec-stats/, and here are the top domains:

screenshot-from-2017-02-07-104745

All in all we have found there are around 7.4 million signed DNSSEC domains.

Given what we know of the zones involved (.se, .nl, .de, .be), it looks like the majority of these are signed and mostly served by PowerDNS.

 

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