What DNS Is Not

John Peach john-nanog at johnpeach.com
Tue Nov 10 07:05:39 CST 2009


On Mon, 09 Nov 2009 18:15:09 -0500
David Ulevitch <davidu at everydns.net> wrote:

> 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.

In which case, make your own nameserver authoritative for those
domains; do not foist your own wishes on other people.



-- 
John




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