you're not interesting, was Re: another brick in the wall[ed garden]

Dave Larter dave at stayonline.com
Thu May 14 17:48:28 CDT 2009


I agree, running monitoring from my laptop at home at
nights/weekends/vacations/holidays... I need to use most of those ports.
My answer  was VNP/tunnel everything.

-----Original Message-----
From: John Levine [mailto:johnl at iecc.com] 
Sent: Thursday, May 14, 2009 6:36 PM
To: nanog at nanog.org
Cc: rs at seastrom.com
Subject: you're not interesting, was Re: another brick in the wall[ed
garden]

>Dear Sprint EVDO people,
>
>Your man-in-the-middle hijacking of UDP/53 DNS queries against
>nameservers that I choose to query from my laptop on Sprint EVDO is
>not appreciated.  Even less appreciated is your complete blocking of
>TCP/53 DNS queries.

If I were an ISP, and I knew that approximately 99.9% of customer
queries to random name servers was malware doing fake site phishing or
misconfigured PCs that will work OK and avoid a support call if they
answer the DNS query, with 0.1% being old weenies like us, I'd do what
Sprint's doing, too.

If you're aware of a mechanical way for them to tell the difference,
we're all ears.

Regards,
John Levine, johnl at iecc.com, Primary Perpetrator of "The Internet for
Dummies",
Information Superhighwayman wanna-be, http://www.johnlevine.com,
ex-Mayor
"More Wiener schnitzel, please", said Tom, revealingly.





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