"trivial" changes to DNS (was: OpenNTPProject.org)

Andrew Sullivan asullivan at dyn.com
Thu Jan 16 16:39:46 UTC 2014

On Thu, Jan 16, 2014 at 11:32:05AM -0500, Christopher Morrow wrote:

> pretty easy to believe that quic would be helpful right? 

Yes.  It's also pretty easy to believe that ditching DNS completely in
favour of something without 8 billion warts would be helpful.  

> seems totally feasible.

Certainly, it would be possible to standardize it.  Whether it would
be "trivial" to get it deployed is quite a different matter.  The
evidence to date is that there is a very, very long tail in any change
having to do with the DNS.  We are still, to this day, fighting with
sysadmins who are convinced that firewall rules on TCP/53 are
perfectly reasonable, even though DNS _always_ used TCP. 

People who believe there are going to be easy fixes to the issues
coming from DNS are deluding themselves.


Andrew Sullivan
Dyn, Inc.
asullivan at dyn.com
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