Nxdomain redirect revenue

Brett Frankenberger rbf+nanog at panix.com
Wed Sep 28 11:42:14 UTC 2011

On Tue, Sep 27, 2011 at 04:09:03PM -0700, Owen DeLong wrote:
> > Yes, it is realistic to expect every mom-and-pop posting a personal
> > web site to utilize a provider that implements SNI,  and the sooner
> > they do it.
> No, it isn't because it requires you to send the domain portion of the URL
> in clear text and it may be that you don't necessarily want to disclose even
> that much information about your browsing to the public.

That's what happens without SNI.  Without SNI, the IP address of the
server is sent in the clear; anyone who captures that traffic knows the
IP address, and, without SNI, anyone who want s to translate the IP
address to a domain name need only connect to the server and see what
certificate is presented.

     -- Brett

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