[dns-operations] nhc.noaa.gov expired signatures

Rose, Scott W. scott.rose at nist.gov
Fri Jun 25 14:43:49 UTC 2010

Apparently the group that does the DNSSEC signing and operates the servers doesn't produce the zone file.   There was a recent change that was incorrect so the signing process fails.  So they are reaching out to the real owners of the zone to get them to fix the zone, then it can be resigned.

You may call it a bureaucracy, We like to think of it as "separation of powers".


On Jun 25, 2010, at 8:09 AM, Edward Lewis wrote:

> At 1:45 +0000 6/25/10, <bmanning at vacation.karoshi.com> wrote:
>> 	call NOAA and ask for the helpdesk?
> One of the people who is still quite active in the IETF was present 
> the day I started a new job a few decades ago.  Here's a relevant 
> conversation:
> Me (staring at an empty desk): How do I get a phone?
> Him:  Send an email to IT.
> Me: How do I get a computer?
> Him: Call IT.
> About 5 seconds of silence
> Me: How do I get a phone?
> Him: Send an em...oh, never mind.
> As far as NOAA - I looked for a while for information about 
> contacting the admins over this.  I could not find any information 
> that was useful in contacting the admins about this.  The dotgov.gov. 
> page only has howto's and FAQ's geared toward (US) government 
> agencies and other registrants in GOV, helping them set up DNSSEC. 
> There wasn't any way to drop a message, a number to call, etc.
> This is not a one-time event in my experience with the US Gov't.  The 
> Gov't sites seem to be built without recognition that there's a big 
> world out there and sometimes it can be useful.  I say this having 
> once spent 10 years on the inside and then transitioning out.
> If there's a message I'd yell into any secured environment - when you 
> are putting up your security barriers, make sure you can still hear 
> from the outside.  Poor Scott shouldn't have to be the DNSSEC 
> Ambassador...
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