Google causes 40% drop in traffic?

Jay Ashworth jra at
Fri Jan 24 22:30:10 UTC 2014

----- Original Message -----
> From: "Stefan Neufeind" <nanog at>

> If it's just "some" DNS your provider hands out, I agree it's not much
> better as well. (But you might possibly assume your provider has less
> interst to spy on all your emails, your dns-queries and the like.)

You might assume that, I wouldn't.  If your access provider is a commercial
eyeball network like, say, Road Runner or Comcast, then there is, I believe,
evidence that they do DPI and possibly even ad injection, in addition to
playing NXDOMAIN games.

> What imho you'll want is a reliable resolver which is as close to you
> as possible (and have it do DNSSEC-validation etc.).

Sure; everyone should have their recursing resolver at the edge of their
network.  But most consumers don't.

-- jra
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