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April 10 2018

I have a new job. I also look at how my old MaraDNS code is still notable.

==My new job==

While I have been very happy at Midigator, and have indeed not been looking for a job, another company contacted me and gave me an offer I could not refuse. While Midigator required two phone screenings and a in-person interview (albeit, the second to easiest in person interview I have ever done), this job required only a single video conference screening before they extended an offer to me, where I mainly talked about my need for work-life balance because I am a single parent.

Because of the amount of toxic hatred on the Internet, I am keeping my current employer secret; just like I did with Midigator, I will make this employer known once I am no longer working for them. If some nutcase were to call up Midigator and tell them I should be fired because, say, I no longer think Linux is a viable end-user desktop, they will politely explain to them that I am already leaving and that Friday is my last day there (yes, for the record, I gave them a full two week notice).

==MaraDNS: Still notable after all these years==

MaraDNS is still getting mentioned in notable scholarly journals.

In 2017, MaraDNS was extensively discussed in the paper Making DNS Servers Resistant to Cyber Attacks: An Empirical Study on Formal Methods and Performance which was published in IEEE Xplore. There is also a discussion about how MaraDNS handles bailiwick processing in the 2016 paper The Availability and Security Implications of Glue in the Domain Name System (my comment: MaraDNS’ bailiwick design, which is the same in both MaraDNS 1 and in Deadwood/MaraDNS 2, is based on an outdated 2001 view of the internet and DNS).

Point being: While I have not actively added new features to MaraDNS since 2010, and while I now only fix security and other critical bugs (including, yes, root server changes, though I will probably stop doing those in a few years), MaraDNS is still considered a viable DNS server and is still getting notable coverage.

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