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Kevin Wallace filed this request with the Department of Information Technology of Seattle, WA .
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From: Kevin Wallace

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to RCW Ch. 42.56 (Public Records Act), I hereby request the following records:

The contents of every DNS zone served, owned, or operated by the City of Seattle, including, but not limited to SEATTLE.GOV and CI.SEATTLE.WA.US and subdomains thereof. If the data already exists in or can easily be exported to BIND/RFC1035 format, that would be preferred.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 5 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Kevin Wallace

From: Coppersmith, Megan

Mr. Wallace,

Thank you for contacting the City of Seattle. This acknowledges receipt of your public disclosure request dated January 7, 2016 for “The contents of every DNS zone served, owned, or operated by the City of Seattle, including, but not limited to SEATTLE.GOV and CI.SEATTLE.WA.US and subdomains thereof.”

This is a complex request and I am in the process of assessing records that may be responsive. It is possible that records included in this response will need redaction. I am looking into this as well. I will do my best to accommodate your request of providing this information electronically. This will depend on the final file size. I will have more information for you at my next update, by February 4, 2016.

I am back from maternity leave now and will be handling your request. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Thanks,
Megan

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From: Coppersmith, Megan

Mr. Wallace,

My apologies for the delayed response. I am continuing to look into your request and will provide an update by Friday, February 26, 2016.

Thank you,
Megan

From: Coppersmith, Megan

Mr. Wallace,

My apologies for my delayed response. This is a complex request and I am still in the process of assessing whether or not these records fall under RCW 42.56.420(4). I will have more information for you at my next update, by March 22, 2016.
Thanks,
Megan

From: Kevin Wallace

I'd like to point out that DNS records are generally considered public information. If the city believes the release of these records would "increase risk to the confidentiality, integrity, or availability of agency security, information technology infrastructure, or assets" (RCW 42.56.420(4)), then it is likely running an insecure system. Attackers have many ways of enumerating DNS records.

My apologies if I'm rehashing an argument that's already been made in the context of this request. Thank you for the update, and I look forward to the result of your assessment!

Kevin

From: Coppersmith, Megan

My apologies for the delay. We are continuing to investigate this request and will be in touch by Friday, April 22.

Thank you,

Megan

From: Glundberg-Prossor, Kristen

Dear Mr. Wallace:

The records responsive to your public records request of January 7, 2016 for contents of every DNS zone served, owned or operated by the city of Seattle, including but not limited to Seattle.gov and CI.Seattle.wa.us and subdomains thereof are ready to send to you.

Because the file is too large to send electronically, I would like to send you a disk. What is your mailing address?

Sincerely,

Kristen Glundberg-Prossor
Strategic Communications Advisor
SEATTLE INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
T: 206.233.8736 | kristen.glundberg-prossor@seattle.gov<mailto:kristen.glundberg-prossor@seattle.gov>

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From: Kevin Wallace

Please send the disk to:

Kevin Wallace
PO Box 17459
Seattle, WA 98127

Thank you!

Kevin

From: Kevin Wallace

Hi,

I received the DVD in the mail today -- thank you for sending it so quickly! However, it appears to be uninitialized -- I've tried two different DVD drives and both of them detect the disc as empty, as if nothing had ever been written to it.

Would it be possible to retry with another disc? Alternatively, would you be open to transferring these records over the Internet? I would be happy to set up a SFTP server or similar for you to transfer them to.

Thanks,

Kevin

From: Glundberg-Prossor, Kristen

Dear Mr. Wallace. I’m terribly sorry about the disc being empty. I have put a new disc in the mail for you today.

Apologies,
Kristen

Kristen Glundberg-Prossor
Strategic Communications Advisor
SEATTLE INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
T: 206.233.8736 | kristen.glundberg-prossor@seattle.gov<mailto:kristen.glundberg-prossor@seattle.gov>

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From: Kevin Wallace

I just wanted to let you know that I received the second disc in the mail today, and that it was readable. Thanks again for your help!

From: Glundberg-Prossor, Kristen

You’re welcome!

Kristen Glundberg-Prossor
Strategic Communications Advisor
SEATTLE INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
T: 206.233.8736 | kristen.glundberg-prossor@seattle.gov<mailto:kristen.glundberg-prossor@seattle.gov>

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