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It’s been a while…

… since the last time I posted, so I figured I’d make a post.

Not much has changed around here in the past few months, at least not until the other day when someone started trying to use the Sylverant DNS server (along with a few other PSO-related DNS servers out there) in another DNS amplification attack. If you were following along on my Twitter (or on Facebook), you might have noticed a few messages to that effect about a week ago. You also might have noticed that I’ve written a new DNS server to use here that should be a bit more resistant to such attacks in the future. I guess we shall see.

One nice thing about this new DNS server is that I designed it to be possible to use for pretty much anyone hosting a DNS server for PSO. It’s easily configurable, and should run just fine on pretty much anything (*BSD, Linux, OS X, Solaris, … and Windows without needing anything like Cygwin). You could probably run it just fine on a Dreamcast, if you really wanted to. 😛 Hopefully some of the other servers out there might be able to make use of it in preventing attacks in the future. 🙂

EDIT: Just because I can, I just confirmed that the DNS server does actually run properly on a Dreamcast. 😛

7 Responses to “It’s been a while…”

  1. David says:

    Such brag, much dns, wow dreamcast. 🙂

    Now seriously, amazing that it works in the dreamcast, does it take up many resources?

    • BlueCrab says:

      Well, it’s not particularly amazing that it works on the Dreamcast, since I made the network stack in KallistiOS. 😉

      To answer the question though, no it doesn’t really need much in the way of memory or anything else (nor should it). The whole program is less than 500 lines of code (or was before I fixed a few things related to a particular function missing on Windows).

  2. dsf says:

    great news! 😀

  3. Kilano says:

    Nice Project, just stumbled over it.
    I wish all the GC/DC Pso Players would gather in one System to get a nice Population going.
    But with a few Options to chose from i think Peolple need to know about this one too.

    • BlueCrab says:

      Well, I’ve always said that the best way to get people to play on the server is for the users to spread the word. A server is nothing without its users, after all. 🙂

 
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