Meetings and Events

Operating Systems as Dumb Pipes, Dr. Paul Vixie
2020-03-03 @ 17:45 EST (22:45 UTC) - NYU Tandon Engineering Building (new), 370 Jay St, Room 1013, 10th Floor, Brooklyn (directly across Jay St from National Grid office). Closest subway exits in order are: Jay St - MetroTech Station (A, C, R, & F Trains) Borough Hall (4 & 5 Trains)
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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.

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.