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Jim Troutman's ShmooCon 2020 winning talk is going to explore the unloved protocol, DNS. It's the glue that keeps the internet together, and can be used in surprising and unexpected ways. Join us for this awesome talk!

  • Date: 3/12/2020 06:15 PM
  • Location Cyberspace! (Map)
  • More Info: We'll not be having our physical meet up due to closures of office spaces. Please sign up for this event, and we'll send you an invite with the zoom link.


DNS is the fundamental glue that makes the Internet function, but it often goes unloved — unless you an ISP looking to further monetize subscribers, or you are trying to track malware on your network. Recently, new ways to provide and secure DNS for end-users have been created and are being rolled out in some browsers. Additionally, there are multiple vendors offering the use of easy to remember public DNS resolvers. This talk will cover the technical aspects of DNS over HTTPS (DoH), DNS over TLS (DoT), original RFC882 DNS, and discuss various privacy and operations challenges that are looming.