[GSoC] For 2015 mentors

Kevin Smith kevin.smith at isode.com
Mon Nov 30 14:49:54 UTC 2015


And Dave wins the being-on-the-ball prize. Thanks.

/K

> On 30 Nov 2015, at 14:48, Dave Cridland <dave at cridland.net> wrote:
> 
> Off the cuff, but I think this covers it:
> 
> Marvin W: Adding DNSSEC Support to Smack via miniDNS
> 
> A solid implementation of DNSSEC that can span everything from server to mobile would be an accomplishment from any developer - to get this done from scratch in a single summer as a student in GSoC really is amazingly impressive. XMPP relies on DNS for federated service discovery, both from client to server and between servers, and including DNSSEC in this capability gives a huge uplift in security across the board, providing cryptographically assured DNS lookups. Marvin implemented this in miniDNS, and added the needed support to Smack, so this can now be available on Android and desktop clients, and miniDNS can be used by servers as well.
> 
> On 30 November 2015 at 14:36, Kevin Smith <kevin.smith at isode.com> wrote:
> Hi folks,
> Could each of the 2015 mentors send me a wrap-up paragraph the we can put on the XSF blog, please? Just a few sentences to say what the student was working on, how great it was for the project, etc. Something positive and easily-digestible. I had a go at writing a wrap-up myself, but as I’m not involved in most of the projects I couldn’t get very far (Google like us to do these things, so we need to get this done to have a chance of participating in future GSoCs).
> 
> /K
> 



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