news from Google

Michael Holstein michael.holstein at
Mon Dec 7 11:59:21 CST 2009

>> now Google DNS, anything more?

Probably in support of their various Android netbooks that are in the pipe.

They'll likely come pre-configured to use GoogleDNS .. that way they
won't (accidentally) loose ad/search revenue when a "helpful" ISP
redirects NXDOMAIN responses.

Will be interesting to see if ISPs respond to a large scale thing like
this taking hold by blocking UDP/TCP 53 like many now do with tcp/25
(albeit for other reasons). Therein lies the problem with some of the
"net neturality" arguments .. there's a big difference between "doing it
because it causes a problem for others", and "doing it because it robs
me of revenue opportunities".


Michael Holstein
Cleveland State University

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