What DNS Is Not

David Ulevitch davidu at everydns.net
Mon Nov 9 17:15:09 CST 2009


On 11/9/09 6:06 PM, Alex Balashov wrote:

> Anything else is COMPLETELY UNACCEPTABLE. I don't understand how or why
> this could possibly be controversial.

Because some people want the ability and choice to block DNS responses 
they don't like; just as they have the ability and choice to reject 
email they don't want to accept.

When the conficker worms phones home to one of the 50,000 potential 
domains names it computes each day, there are a lot of IT folks out 
there that wish their local resolver would simply reject those DNS 
requests so that infected machines in their network fail to phone home.

To use your language, I don't understand how or why this could possibly 
be controversial.  --  Apparently it is.

-David





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