The Rustacean Station Podcast

Prossimo with Josh Aas

Posted Fri, 12 Jan 2024 16:33:00 +0000

Allen Wyma talks with Josh Aas about his work on Prossimo, an Internet Security Research Group (ISRG) project that is focusing on moving critical software used on the Internet to a memory safe language, such as Rust.

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  • [@00:00] - Meet Josh Aas - Executive Director at ISRG (Internet Security Research Group), a non-profit dedicated to building a more secure and privacy-respecting digital infrastructure.
  • [@01:32] - Let’s Encrypt Project - a nonprofit Certificate Authority providing TLS certificates to 363 million websites.
  • [@06:53] - Divvi Up project - a privacy-respecting system for aggregate statistics.
  • [@09:48] - Prossimo - ensuring memory safety for the internet’s most critical infrastructure.
  • [@15:24] - Discussion about Curl and Rust.
  • [@19:06] - The benefits of rewriting software, particularly transitioning from C to Rust for improved memory safety.
  • [@34:19] - The ISRG’s ambition to make the Linux kernel memory-safe with Rust.
  • [@37:27] - Can Zig potentially be a competitor to Rust?
  • [@39:41] - Closing thoughts.


Intro Theme: Aerocity

Audio Editing: Plangora

Hosting Infrastructure: Jon Gjengset

Show Notes: Plangora

Hosts: Allen Wyma