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Building an API for the BIND9 DNS server to solve ACME DNS challenges
I manage most of my domains using my own nameservers, running BIND9 on two Debian VPS located in Italy (master) and France (slave). Until now, I’ve been changing the DNS records by SSHing into the machine and editing the zone file by hand. This worked fine since I rarely needed to change any DNS records. Then earlier this year, Let’s Encrypt put the ACME v2 endpoint into production which allows users to obtain wildcard certificates using the DNS challenge.

A Rusty Weekend

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My first steps with the Rust programming language
The Rust Language Since reading about Mozilla’s new programming language Rust I was eager to give it a try. Rust is a really new language and the first stable version was released in 2015. Almost C like performance without memory corruption vulnerabilities, no data races and so forth thanks to a number of very interesting design concepts and no garbage collector or any other kind of runtime overhead made that language sound really awesome.