[Bitcoin-development] Area of Focus

Matt Corallo bitcoin-list at bluematt.me
Sat Dec 20 08:57:53 UTC 2014

There was recently some discussion around dnsseeds. Currently some
dnsseeds are getting blocked by ISPs because the hosts they pick up
(which run bitcoin core nodes) often run rather web servers alongside
which serve malware or whatever else and thus end up on IP-based malware

Of course we really dont want to move off of DNS because it has this big
built-in anonymity network where the DNS seed servers only get
information about your ISP, not you, and its cached so you dont get as
much information about how many users are making those requests.

A potential solution might be supporting some subdomain which has
results XORed with some constant mask to tweak the real IP.

Additionally, it might be cool to stuff a TXT/AAAA/whatever record with
a signature of the results provided by the DNSseed operator.


On 12/20/14 07:42, Will Bickford wrote:
> Hi all, I'm looking to help with Bitcoin core development in my spare
> time (a few hours per week).
> A little bit about me:
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> * I love to automate and enhance software systems
> * I enjoy root causing and fixing issues
> I saw Gavin say we needed help with testing in a Reddit AMA a while ago.
> I'm curious where I can make the best impact. Any feedback would be
> appreciated. Thanks!
> Will Bickford
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