Day before yesterday i.e on 18th August 2016 Bangladesh’s TLD .bd went had an outage. It was originally reported by Jasim Alam on bdNOG mailing list. dig btcl.com.bd @22.214.171.124 ; <<>> DiG 9.10.4-P2 <<>> btcl.com.bd @126.96.36.199 ;; global options: +cmd ;; Got answer: ;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: SERVFAIL, id: 8114 ;; flags: qr rd ra; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 0, AUTHORITY: 0, ADDITIONAL: 1 ;; OPT PSEUDOSECTION: ; EDNS: version: 0, flags:; udp: 512 ;; QUESTION SECTION: ;btcl.
Last year a really good project Letsencrypt came up. They key objective of this project is to help in securing web by pushing SSL everywhere. Two key cool features It offer free signed SSL certs! It helps in setting up SSL via an agent seamlessly without having to deal with CSR, getting it signed & updating web server configuration. At this stage Letsencrypt is itself a Certificate Authority and but it’s root certs are yet not in the browser.
Some important life changes… I am not with Cloudaccess.net anymore. It was very nice experience of setting up AS54456 from scratch along with design of anycasting DNS instances. Wishing Cloudaccess.net good luck for time ahead. I just started working with Packet Clearing House (PCH). Looking forward towards exciting time ahead! Interesting pages to checkout - Anycasting DNS for TLDs & Peering information. Thanks for reading.