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Request for implementing DANE on AirVPN website

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DANE (DNS-based Authentication of Named Entities) is one more attempt to replace the reliance of web browsers on Certificate Authorities. DANE leverages the downsides of security in TLS, allows to specify which CA is allowed to issue certificates for a certain resource and to certify the keys used in the domain's TLS servers by storing their fingerprints in the DNS record. For this the DNS record must be signed with DNSSEC.

 

I request

  • opinions and thoughts on the implementation of DANE for the AirVPN website.
  • the consideration of implementing this feature in the future.

AirVPN could be the first VPN service wordwide to offer this security feature (as far as my information is correct). Like Posteo who is the first mail provider in Germany who implemented it - and maybe worldwide.


» I am not an AirVPN team member. All opinions are my own and are not to be considered official. Only the AirVPN Staff account should be viewed as such.

» The forums is a place where you can ask questions to the community. You are not entitled to guaranteed answer times. Answer quality may vary, too. If you need professional support, please create tickets.

» If you're new, take some time to read LZ1's New User Guide to AirVPN. On questions, use the search function first. On errors, search for the error message instead.

» If you choose to create a new thread, keep in mind that we don't know your setup. Give info about it. Never forget the OpenVPN logs or, for Eddie, the support file (Logs > lifebelt icon).

» The community kindly asks you to not set up Tor exit relays when connected to AirVPN. Their IP addresses are subject to restrictions and these are relayed to all users of the affected servers.

 

» Furthermore, I propose that your paranoia is to be destroyed. If you overdo privacy, chances are you will be unique amond the mass again.

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I usually don't push... but internet.nl now throws warnings if you let it test airvpn.org because DNSSEC/DANE is not supported.


» I am not an AirVPN team member. All opinions are my own and are not to be considered official. Only the AirVPN Staff account should be viewed as such.

» The forums is a place where you can ask questions to the community. You are not entitled to guaranteed answer times. Answer quality may vary, too. If you need professional support, please create tickets.

» If you're new, take some time to read LZ1's New User Guide to AirVPN. On questions, use the search function first. On errors, search for the error message instead.

» If you choose to create a new thread, keep in mind that we don't know your setup. Give info about it. Never forget the OpenVPN logs or, for Eddie, the support file (Logs > lifebelt icon).

» The community kindly asks you to not set up Tor exit relays when connected to AirVPN. Their IP addresses are subject to restrictions and these are relayed to all users of the affected servers.

 

» Furthermore, I propose that your paranoia is to be destroyed. If you overdo privacy, chances are you will be unique amond the mass again.

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Hello!

 

We enabled IPv6 on airvpn.org .

We enabled DNSSEC on airvpn.org.

 

Now https://en.internet.nl/domain/airvpn.org/results returns a 100% score.

 

Unfortunately, our registrar GoDaddy does not support TLSA record required by DANE protocol.

http://comments.gmane.org/gmane.ietf.dane/907

At the moment, we can't do anything, neither change GoDaddy.

We will try to request this feature to GoDaddy.

 

In the future, we will study about the option to add DNSSEC on airdns.org (DDNS domain linked to port-forwarding etc. which is on our authoritative DNS), but it seems a bit complex.

the consideration of implementing this feature in the future.

TLSA will be added for sure when GoDaddy supports it.

I usually don't push...

Please, push freely.

We always read all the topics/posts, but we might forget something if we have other priorities. Pushing doesn't cost nothing.

 

Kind regards

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This can be fixed if you don't use Godaddy's free NS servers, and host the records elsewhere such as your own NS or services like Cloudflare.

 

Hello,

 

changing NS implies to become authoritative, requires stable DNS with fail-over and load-balancing, manual reconfiguration of all the domain stuff (like DNSSEC) etc. It may be done in the future, but currently DANE is unsupported by major browsers on client-side and unused by an overwhelming majority of persons even when some add-on for their browser is available.

Interesting stuff, but it does not justify the work of changing NS records at the moment, we're sorry.

 

Kind regards

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I love you. Marry me. That's an order!

 

Pushing is restricted in most forums. It's annoying to see a post at the top of the first page over and over again just because no one can help the op. Sometimes I'm a digital prophet preaching at least good pushing manners: "wait a few days while you try things on your own; if your post fails to get an answer by anyone, push by naming all things you did after your last post".. It's less spammy and increases the probability the person solved it himself or captured new valuable information which will in the end be a trigger for someone to ask more questions or come up with a creative solution.

 

And yes, it's a pity GoDaddy doesn't support all the features. Really glad to read DNSSEC is enabled. As I said, I could kiss you.

 

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» I am not an AirVPN team member. All opinions are my own and are not to be considered official. Only the AirVPN Staff account should be viewed as such.

» The forums is a place where you can ask questions to the community. You are not entitled to guaranteed answer times. Answer quality may vary, too. If you need professional support, please create tickets.

» If you're new, take some time to read LZ1's New User Guide to AirVPN. On questions, use the search function first. On errors, search for the error message instead.

» If you choose to create a new thread, keep in mind that we don't know your setup. Give info about it. Never forget the OpenVPN logs or, for Eddie, the support file (Logs > lifebelt icon).

» The community kindly asks you to not set up Tor exit relays when connected to AirVPN. Their IP addresses are subject to restrictions and these are relayed to all users of the affected servers.

 

» Furthermore, I propose that your paranoia is to be destroyed. If you overdo privacy, chances are you will be unique amond the mass again.

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Hi,

 

could you turn your DNS servers into DNS recursive resolvers that have implemented DNSSEC validation?

 

Google DNS servers 8.8.8.8 do it so that the following page http://www.dnssec-failed.org/ which has a bogus DNSSEC does not load but with yours it loads.

 

thanks

 

 

 

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and for people interested there is an extension available for Firefox https://www.dnssec-validator.cz/

 

Yes, there is.

 

Another DNSSEC Resolver Test points out your findings. This one also explains how to "activate" validation.


» I am not an AirVPN team member. All opinions are my own and are not to be considered official. Only the AirVPN Staff account should be viewed as such.

» The forums is a place where you can ask questions to the community. You are not entitled to guaranteed answer times. Answer quality may vary, too. If you need professional support, please create tickets.

» If you're new, take some time to read LZ1's New User Guide to AirVPN. On questions, use the search function first. On errors, search for the error message instead.

» If you choose to create a new thread, keep in mind that we don't know your setup. Give info about it. Never forget the OpenVPN logs or, for Eddie, the support file (Logs > lifebelt icon).

» The community kindly asks you to not set up Tor exit relays when connected to AirVPN. Their IP addresses are subject to restrictions and these are relayed to all users of the affected servers.

 

» Furthermore, I propose that your paranoia is to be destroyed. If you overdo privacy, chances are you will be unique amond the mass again.

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Now that airvpn.org is hosted by OVH is DANE possible?

 

Godaddy still doesn't support TLSA records.

OVH is just a frontend of the web server, the records are set at the DNS level, of the registrar in this case.

 

ahh.. there's a lot I don't understand about that stuff.

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Now that airvpn.org is hosted by OVH is DANE possible?

 

Godaddy still doesn't support TLSA records.

OVH is just a frontend of the web server, the records are set at the DNS level, of the registrar in this case.

 

ahh.. there's a lot I don't understand about that stuff.

When you ping airvpn.org (get IP) and then whois  (check registrant data), yes you can whois IP's,  you get a reference to OVH. Meaning that the server hosting the frontend/website is hosted by OVH

How ever when you whois airvpn.org you get a record to nameserver PDNS03.DOMAINCONTROL.COM, which is property of GoDaddy according to https://godaddy.com/help/upgrade-to-premium-dns-411.

 

I hope this clears thing up


Helping mankind one line of code at a time.

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