Bert Hubert

Bert Hubert
Principal, PowerDNS

On Firefox moving DNS to a third party

Bert Hubert on Sep 4, 2018

DNS lookups occur for every website visited. The processor of DNS requests gets a complete picture of what a household or phone is doing on the internet. In addition, DNS can be used to block sites or to discover...

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dnsdist 1.3.2 released

Bert Hubert on Jul 10, 2018

We are very happy to announce the 1.3.2 release of dnsdist. This release contains a few new features, but is mostly fixing bugs and documentation issues reported since the release of dnsdist 1.3.0. You might be w...

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dnsdist 1.3.0 released

Bert Hubert on Mar 30, 2018

We are very happy to announce the 1.3.0 release of dnsdist, with a huge emphasis on privacy and scalability. Privacy A lot of users were interested in DNS over TLS support in dnsdist, to protect the privacy and i...

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“The DNS Camel”, or, the rise in DNS complexity

Bert Hubert on Mar 22, 2018

This week was my first IETF visit. Although I’ve been active in several IETF WGs for nearly twenty years, I had never bothered to show up in person. I now realize this was a very big mistake – I thoroughly enjoye...

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PowerDNS end of year post: Thank you!

Bert Hubert on Dec 29, 2017

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PowerDNS Recursor 4.1

Bert Hubert on Dec 5, 2017

This is a major release containing significant speedups (both in throughput and latency), enhanced capabilities and a highly conformant and robust DNSSEC validation implementation that is ready for heavy producti...

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PowerDNS Authoritative Server 4.1

Bert Hubert on Nov 30, 2017

Version 4.1 is a major upgrade for the Authoritative Server, delivering improvements and speedups developed and tested over the past 12 months. Many large scale deployments have already migrated to this release b...

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dnsdist 1.2.0 released

Bert Hubert on Aug 21, 2017

We are very pleased to announce the availability of dnsdist 1.2.0, bringing a lot of new features and fixes since 1.1.0.

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DNS: As we add more user-visible features, “open” becomes more important

Bert Hubert on Jun 13, 2016

DNS is an ancient protocol. Despite being invented in 1983, any software written at that time would still be compatible with the Domain Name System as it is used today.

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How about some actual innovation: Inventing the transistor and landing a nu...

Bert Hubert on Apr 18, 2016

I care deeply about innovation. It is literally where the future comes from, but it is a curious thing. Innovation and its more powerful partner, invention proceed at a snail’s pace. “In a world where change is t...

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