What DNS Is Not

David Conrad drc at virtualized.org
Thu Nov 26 21:25:39 UTC 2009

On Nov 26, 2009, at 8:37 AM, Paul Vixie wrote:
>> 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!!").

Why not simply run a validating resolver locally?

> 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).

To quote you, "noooooooooooo!!"

At some point, we may as well bite the bullet and redefine http{,s} as IPv7.


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