Breaking the internet (hotels, guestnet style) - path asumption

bmanning at vacation.karoshi.com bmanning at vacation.karoshi.com
Wed Dec 9 11:11:53 CST 2009


On Wed, Dec 09, 2009 at 06:30:45AM -0800, Owen DeLong wrote:
> 
> On Dec 9, 2009, at 1:26 AM, Jens Link wrote:
> 
> > Owen DeLong <owen at delong.com> writes:
> > 
> >> I expect my connections to my mail server to actually reach my mail
> >> server.  I use TLS and SMTP AUTH as well as IMAP/SSL.  Many of the "just
> >> works" settings in question break these things badly.
> > 
> > One of my customers has an appliance for his WLAN guest access access
> > which filters out AAAA records. :-( 
> > 
> > jens at bowmore:~$ dig AAAA www.quux.de @8.8.8.8 +short
> > jens at bowmore:~$ 
> > 
> Wow... Yeah, that would definitely result in a lengthy conversation between
> their tech. support department and me.
> 
> The ones that are even worse, though, are the ones that pass through AAAA
> and do RA/SLAAC advertisements, but, don't provide IPv6 connectivity.
> 
> Owen
> 

	why do you presume the DNS service is in the same path as the 
	TLS/SSL?

	a loose reading of these posts might give the gullible the impression
	that the IP datagrams between the source and the target pass through
	the DNS server... which we -KNOW- is false.


--bill




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