Tag archive for DNSSEC

Our investments in the infrastructure of the internet

We at IIS reach very many people through our numerous activities to promote the use of the internet. Our broadband speed checking tool Bredbandskollen has millions of users, the school competition Webbstjärnan reaches thousands of students and teachers every year, our annual statistics report Swedes and the internet is read by thousands and we teach loads of children to program through our Kid hacks, just to name a few of them.

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Ten years of secure DNS!

Ten years ago today, and with 300,000 domains in the zone file, we introduced DNSSEC at .se. It was the end of a fairly long journey, or at least the first stage. The first Swedish workshop to test the new function according to the specifications from the Internet Engineering Task Force was arranged in 1999. At that time, I was still working in the IT Commission’s Secretariat, and the standard was far from complete as it turned out. Our ambition was to change the world, at least the world that exists on the internet.

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Is DNSSEC worth the effort?

A blog post  has created some attention online through its extremely negative attitude to DNSSEC. Through the years, I have come in contact with many arguments against DNSSEC that suggest that anyone who is critical has not managed to or wanted to familiarize themselves with what DNSSEC is and does. We have received many questions concerning the article, so I feel it’s appropriate to respond to the criticism.

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