Blocking International DNS

Owen DeLong owen at delong.com
Mon Nov 22 09:59:07 CST 2010


On Nov 22, 2010, at 7:25 AM, Joe Abley wrote:

> 
> On 2010-11-22, at 00:00, Jeffrey Lyon wrote:
> 
>> Indeed, offshore resolvers, offshore DNS infrastructure and the
>> progressive's futile attempts at interference with free markets is
>> once again thwarted. We all know that U.S. law helps keep the internet
>> safe </sarcasm>
> 
> You don't think
> 
> "(i) a service provider, as that term is defined in section 512(k)(1) of title 17, United States Code, or other operator of a domain name system server shall take reasonable steps that will prevent a domain name from resolving to that domain name’s Internet protocol address;"
> 
> could be taken as a requirement for providers to intercept attempts to use off-network DNS resolvers and manage such requests to meet the end goal above?
> 
> Given that many providers already do this (for whatever reason), it's not much of a stretch to see someone declaring that such behaviour falls under the umbrella of "reasonable steps".
> 
> I'm not suggesting that I think any of this is reasonable or sensible, but it does seem to imply an operational burden on service providers.
> 
> 
If it does, then, you'll find open tunnel servers providing tunnels to off-shore DNS services.

Sigh.


I really wish congress had better things to do than getting into a technology arms race with the people of the united states.
Oh, wait, they do have better things to do, they just aren't doing them.

Owen





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