[Bitcoin-development] Area of Focus

Roy Badami roy at gnomon.org.uk
Sat Dec 20 10:08:17 UTC 2014


Why would we want to have anything to do with people who are hosting
malware?  Or do I misunderstand?

On Sat, Dec 20, 2014 at 08:57:53AM +0000, Matt Corallo wrote:
> 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
> blacklists.
> 
> 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.
> 
> Matt
> 
> 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:
> > * I use C++ and Qt daily
> > * 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
> > "In Google We Trust"
> > 
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