What DNS Is Not

Paul Vixie vixie at isc.org
Thu Nov 26 16:37:39 UTC 2009

> From: David Conrad <drc at virtualized.org>
> Date: Thu, 26 Nov 2009 07:42:15 -0800
> As you know, as long as people rely on their ISPs for resolution
> services, DNSSEC isn't going to help.  Where things get really offensive
> if when the ISPs _require_ customers (through port 53 blocking, T-Mobile
> Hotspot, I'm looking at you) to use the ISP's resolution services.

the endgame for provider-in-the-middle attacks is enduser validators, which
is unfortunate since this use case is not well supported by current DNSSEC
and so there's some more protocol work in our future ("noooooooooooo!!").

i also expect to see DNS carried via HTTPS, which providers tend to leave
alone since they don't want to hear from the lawyers at 1-800-flowers.com.
(so, get ready for https://ns.vix.com/dns/query/www.vix.com/in/a&rd=1&ad=1).

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