Energy gets jump on implementing DNS security on ESnet research network

July 23, 2009

The Energy Department has started implementing Domain Name System Security Extensions on its high-performance Energy Sciences Network (ESnet), using a commercial appliance to digitally sign DNS records and manage cryptographic keys.

The first zones on the network were signed July 8 and it will be at least another month before necessary software updates and testing are completed, and signed records can be published, said R. Kevin Oberman, a network engineer at DOE’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

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