I presented our ongoing work, “So you think your Nameservers are Correct?” : Finding Errors Automatically in Nameserver Implementations at DNS-OARC 35 workshop.
DNS-OARC Tweet — Incredible reception from the audience on @SivaKesavaRK presentation. The automation tool received great compliments from the DNS experts,
Tweet from one of the audience — As usual for DNS-OARC, #OARC35 is packed with interesting, useful DNS stuff. This one sounded impossible before the talk.
Ferret found a test input that can crash Bind. We reported it confidentially to the Bind security team, which fixed it and released a public disclosure.
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I was a finalist (top 3.5%) of the Facebook PhD fellowship program.
APNIC blog published a post titled, ‘Find bugs in your DNS zone files before deployment’ based on GRoot.
APNIC Tweet — DNS engineers have a new #opensource Guardian to help them catch bugs and prevent DNS-related outages,
LinkedIn — Interesting open source software to proactively identify DNS zone file errors,
APNIC Tweet — Zone file errors are all over the #DNS. With billions of potential queries, how can you check before deployment?,
APNIC Tweet — Bugs are everywhere in #DNS zone files. GRoot roots them out.
I passed the OQE, and have now advanced to candidacy — one more milestone reached!
I am a teaching assistant for the upper-division Computer Network Fundamentals (CS 118) course, taught by my advisor Prof. George Varghese.
I presented my first part of the internship work on DNS as a poster during the Microsoft Research Networking intern postern session event.
I am interning with Ryan Beckett from the MNR group led by Victor Bahl. I am developing the first verification tool using static analysis for proactive and exhaustive checking of the DNS configurations (zone files) for common bugs. I am also working with Karthick Jayaraman on finding misconfigurations in Microsoft data center and WAN router configurations and aiming to submit the work to NSDI 2020 fall deadline.
I passed the WQE — one milestone reached on the journey to my PhD!
I am honored to be the one of the recipients of the Dean’s special fellowship for the 2018-2019 academic year.