Curious Cloudflare DNS behavior

Keith Medcalf kmedcalf at
Sun May 31 16:07:41 UTC 2020

On Saturday, 30 May, 2020 13:18, Joe Greco <jgreco at> wrote:

>The Internet didn't evolve in the way its designers expected.  Early
>mistakes and errors required terrible remediation.  As an example, look
>at the difficulty involved in running a service like e-mail or DNS.
>E-mail requires all sorts of things to interoperate well, including
>DKIM, SSL, DNSBL's, etc., etc., and it is a complicated service to run
>self-hosted.  DNS is only somewhat better, with the complexity of
>and other recent developments making for more difficulties in
>self-hosted services.

I've been running my own DNS and e-mail for more than a quarter century.
Contrary to your proposition it hasn't gotten much more complicated over
than time.

The fact that there's a Highway to Hell but only a Stairway to Heaven
says a lot about anticipated traffic volume.

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