Sitefinder II, the sequel...
niels=nanog at bakker.net
Mon Jul 10 18:41:24 UTC 2006
* markjr at easydns.com (Mark Jeftovic) [Mon 10 Jul 2006, 15:55 CEST]:
>I think the openDNS approach is far different from the Verisign
>sitefinder debacle if only for the important reason that using openDNS
>is voluntary and using sitefinder wasn't.
Correct. OpenDNS is not abusing a monopoly position here.
>Also, sitefinder created a wildcard DNS record where none existed
>before, breaking all kinds of applications in the process, openDNS
>doesn't do this.
Wrong. Asking their "big caching nameserver" for gibberish returns "IN
A 184.108.40.206" instead of NXDOMAIN. Same breakage occurs, although
they return NXDOMAIN instead of NOERROR when queried about MX or AAAA
records, so ironically damage for IPv6-enabled applications is limited.
They seem to be using Yahoo! as search engine there.
220 reject.opendns.com - OpenDNS Mail Rejection Service 1.2 (No mail accepted here)
Remind you of anything - what was it called, chuck? It's already broken.
>So at the end of the day, people are FREE to decide what resolvers to
>use and whoever comes along to offer their idea of "value adds" can go
>right ahead without borking the internet.
Several people have eloquently expressed why creating different views of
a global namespace is a bad idea before on this mailing list.
>Personally I think openDNS is an idea whose time has come and that Dave
>Ulevitch and is crew are going to hit one out of the ballpark with this.
Have you switched your company over yet?
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