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

Marshall Eubanks tme at
Thu May 14 17:52:46 CDT 2009

I use SSH tunnels for all mail, but I have had no problems with
DNS over Sprint EVD0 (the OP's issue).


On May 14, 2009, at 6:48 PM, Dave Larter wrote:

> 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]
> Sent: Thursday, May 14, 2009 6:36 PM
> To: nanog at
> Cc: rs at
> 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, Primary Perpetrator of "The Internet for
> Dummies",
> Information Superhighwayman wanna-be,,
> ex-Mayor
> "More Wiener schnitzel, please", said Tom, revealingly.

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