hat tip to .gov hostmasters

Florian Weimer fweimer at bfk.de
Mon Sep 22 10:13:25 CDT 2008

* Simon Vallet:

>> I'm not much up on DNSSEC, but don't you need to be using a resolver
>> that recognizes DNSSEC in order for this to be useful?
> You do -- and last time I checked few native resolvers actually did :
> glibc doesn't, and I'd be surprised if the Windows resolver does

Windows doesn't.  To my knowledge, there aren't any deployed
valdiating, security-aware stub resolvers.  Your best bet is to run
BIND or Unbound locally with appropriate trust anchors, and use that
as the system's resolver.  With modern LRU-based caches which are
efficient even at smallish sizes, this isn't much of a problem.

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