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I have archived the talk page discussion[edit]

I have archived the talk page discussion. In a nutshell:

  • Archive 1 shows the consensus going from it being OK for me to extensively edit the article as long as I was neutral to being one where I had to be extremely careful editing the article because of my COI.
  • Archive 2 shows the article being proposed for deletion then finally nominated for deletion, and the references dug up to show that MaraDNS is, indeed, notable. It also has my request to have the article updated for the 2010s (done).

I am very pleased the MaraDNS article survived AfD (the vote to see if MaraDNS is notable enough to have on the Wikipedia) with a strong “Keep” consensus because of the significant coverage in third party sources establishing notability. MaraDNS will probably be my legacy, the thing I will show my grandkids when they ask me what I accomplished in my life. I will tell them that “it even has a Wikipedia article.”

I’ll be back on the talk page should six months or more go by with the Wikipedia’s “current release” field out of date. Otherwise, I’ll probably not be here...and I hopefully will never need to edit the article space MaraDNS article ever again. Samboy (talk) 07:17, 12 April 2013 (UTC)

MaraDNS 2.0.09 released[edit]


MaraDNS has been updated to 2.0.09, which was released on February 12, 2014 release notes. The page currently incorrectly claims the most recent version is 2.0.07b; 2.0.07b hasn’t been the most recent version of MaraDNS since September 20, 2013 (over six months ago), as per the MaraDNS changelog. Samboy (talk) 06:43, 30 March 2014 (UTC)

@Samboy:  Done, sorry for the long wait. I've updated the article to show the latest 2.0.09 release. Thanks! ~SuperHamster Talk Contribs 01:48, 28 May 2014 (UTC)
Thank you for doing that. This should only have to be done once a year; MaraDNS is finished and I only release about one update a year (barring a security problem). Samboy (talk) 17:18, 15 June 2014 (UTC)

MaraDNS 2.0.11 released[edit]

MaraDNS 2.0.11 released on January 30, 2015:

Samboy (talk) 11:35, 6 May 2015 (UTC)

Thanks for the update! Samboy (talk) 13:33, 11 June 2015 (UTC)

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Sources which establish notability for MaraDNS[edit]

I brought this up back in 2013 during the SNOW keep AfD this article had, but I will provide an updated list here, since MaraDNS continues to be published in reliable sources, further cementing its notability:

  • Mens, Jan-Piet (2008). Alternative DNS Servers: Choice and Deployment, and Optional SQL/LDAP Back-Ends (Paperback). UIT Cambridge Ltd. pp. 76–94. ISBN 0-9544529-9-2. This book devotes an entire chapter (over 7,000 words in total) to MaraDNS
  • Danchev, Dancho. "How OpenDNS, PowerDNS and MaraDNS remained unaffected by the DNS cache poisoning vulnerability". ZDNet. Retrieved 2009-10-10. Observe the word “MaraDNS” in the title of this ZDNet article.
  • Jian Jiang; Jinjin Liang; Kang Li; Jun Li; Haixin Duan; Jianping Wu (2012), Ghost Domain Names: Revoked Yet Still Resolvable (PDF), p. 10 "MaraDNS (version Deadwood-3.0.03), Microsoft DNS (version Windows Sever 2008 R2) and Unbound (version 1.4.11), are immune to the ghost domain attack [...] MaraDNS, has already applied the first solution listed in the above section. It only accepts a zone’s delegation data from its parent zone"
  • MaraDNS is discussed at depth in “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to DNS cache poisoning” by Sooel Son and Vitaly Shmatikov. We’re not talking a casual mention confirming MaraDNS’ existence. We’re talking an in-depth description and comparison of MaraDNS’ cache poison resistance compared to BIND and Unbound (My summary: MaraDNS has a unique way of handling baliwick, NS referrals, and caching data that is remarkably simple and secure from blind spoofing attacks) This article was published in the book “Security and Privacy in Communication Networks: 6th International ICST Conference, SecureComm 2010.” (edited by Sushil Jajodia, Jianying Zhou) and printed by Springer, and is more recent than the references I added to the talk page in 2009.
  • A two-part article about MaraDNS, published in Enterprise Networking Planet: Carla Schroder (2006), Buck DNS Monoculture with BIND Alternatives (part 1) and Carla Schroder (2006), Buck DNS Monoculture with BIND Alternatives (part2) Both articles talk about pretty much nothing but MaraDNS; that’s over 2400 words from a reliable third party source.
  • Schroder, Carla (2007). Linux Networking Cookbook (Paperback). O'Reilly. p. 545. ISBN 0-596-10248-8. The same author as the above articles got a book published by O’Reilly where she mentions MaraDNS again.
  • João Antunes; Nuno Ferreira Neves; Paulo Veríssimo (2007), Finding Local Resource Exhaustion Vulnerabilities, 18th IEEE International Symposium on Software Reliability Engineering, Trollhättan, Sweden “Figure 2, for instance, shows that the BIND server performs worse than MaraDNS under the same attack, which means that the later is able to sustain a larger number of attacks than the first”
  • Zheng Wang (2016), The Availability and Security Implications of Glue in the Domain Name System (PDF), arXiv
  • Barry S. Fagin; Bradley Klanderman; Martin C. Carlisle (2017), Making DNS Servers Resistant to Cyber Attacks: An Empirical Study on Formal Methods and Performance (PDF), IEEE, doi:10.1109/COMPSAC.2017.165

Samboy (talk) 20:34, 11 April 2018 (UTC)