Over the new few months, I’ll be working on the DNS artitecture of Signposts.
- Setting up suitable machines for development
- Installing OCaml compiler, toolclain, package manager
- Get the appropirate libraries, plus the docs/source
- Set up the version control and project docs: code on github, signposts organisation maybe, issues tracking on Github issues
- Finish reading “Real World OCaml” and look at examples of the libraries in use
- Become familiar with the the setup of similar projects: The use of OASIS, OPAM, structure and syntax of Makefiles
- Why use DNS for naming ? what have other related systems used ?
- This is an unusaul use of DNS, how does it affect the infastructure ?
- How do middleboxes manipulate DNS packets ?
- How does TTL 0 affect caching, performance etc ?
- This is the 3rd prototype, how is it different to the first two
- Security properties of the artitecture
- Components of Signposts Naming and interface with tactics engine
- Extending the functionality of ocaml-dns : adding a lwt client resolver, EDNS0 extensions, DNSSEC extension (using Cryptokit), any DNS stuff for Signposts that may be useful to other applications
- Using, test and extend the signpost-test-tool, developed by Haris
- Extending the functionality of ocaml-crypto-key, ready for use in Signpost