ARIN and DNSSEC

bmanning at vacation.karoshi.com bmanning at vacation.karoshi.com
Tue Jul 7 20:38:05 CDT 2009


On Wed, Jul 08, 2009 at 11:09:49AM +1000, Mark Andrews wrote:
> 
> In message <20090707171251.GA2797 at arin.net>, Mark Kosters writes:
> > On Mon, Jul 06, 2009 at 10:35:56AM -0400, Dan White wrote:
> > > Are there any high level operational details you could share?
> > > 
> > > Specifically, are you using any commercial/OSS software to handle the 
> > > (automated?) periodic key roll overs?
> > 
> > We looked at Secure64's product but decided to follow the open source
> > route. We are using ISC's bind (9.6.1) for resolution service 
> > on ARIN-hosted servers and I'm not sure what VerSign does on theirs
> > (they secondary the /8's as well) but it is modern enough to support
> > NSEC RR's. As far as the zone signing and key management is concerned, we 
> > are using zkt (http://www.hznet.de/dns/zkt/) and are basically following 
> > RIPE's model for zone signing.
> > 
> > > Are you using bind? Do you have any experience or suggestions on what 
> > > version to start with?
> > 
> > Depends on what you want to do. For example, we are using plain
> > old NSEC which bind has supported for a while. If you want to support the 
> > shiny new NSEC3 that .org emits, you need to have Bind 9.6.1 or later.
> > There are other authoritative servers that support DNSSEC as well
> > - NSD comes to mind but I'm sure there are others as well.
> > 
> > > Given that phase 3 is still a work in progress - do you anticipate 
> > > giving ARIN members an automated/scripted way to submit their delegation 
> > > records?
> > 
> > ARIN Online is going to have a management interface to insert DS RR's.
> > It would be good to hear from you and others on what sorts of ways
> > you would want to interface with us on bulk data transfers/uploads
> > etc. We had a BOF related to this with SWIPS at the last ARIN meeting and 
> > received a lot of good feedback with the conclusion that using a restful 
> > service would be a useful transport for this type of data transfer. 
> > We certainly need your feedback on future services and encourage you
> > and others to join an upcoming ARIN meeting so that we can get good 
> > direction from you and others.
> > 
> > Regards,
> > Mark
> 
> 	DS (DNSKEY?) to parent is a general problem which needs to
> 	be solved for all delegations.  It would be nice if this
> 	could be completely in-band child master to parent master
> 	so humans were completely out of the loop except to establish
> 	the initial DS RRset in the parent.
> 
> 	Nanog however isn't the venue to discuss this.  I would
> 	think IETF DNSEXT WG <namedroppers at ops.ietf.org> would be
> 	a reasonable place to hold the discussion.
> 
> 	Mark

	hey, thats what the CADR tool does.  fully in-band maintainace 
	for the child/parent interactions.  only needs manual re-keying
	if a party loses control of the credential.

--bill




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