[dns-operations] "EarthLink Criticized for DNS Redirects"
davidu at everydns.net
Fri Sep 15 01:19:15 UTC 2006
On Sep 14, 2006, at 4:38 PM, Paul Vixie wrote:
I think the issue there is more that Earthlink has deployed a totally
annoying system that's slow, has no way to opt-out (short of making
users change their DNS) and generally doesn't work. Not even to
mention that it offers users no benefits. Earthlink is using
barefruit.co.uk's solution which is just a cut up version of BIND
(last I poked). I wonder if Earthlink plans to lower the cost of
Internet access based on the revenue they get. Somehow I doubt it.
What's most surprising to me is that Earthlink of all ISPs is doing
this. Maybe they are just trying to prove why users need network
neutrality (groan, I know). What will the net neutrality fallout be
when a monopoly (ok, duopoly) like Verizon deploys this to their
customers? Would that act alone be enough to make congress demand
net neutrality legislation? Maybe.
Earthlink says << EarthLink's Dave Coustan said the company would
consider making changes, "if any alternatives become available." >>
I wonder if he reads dns-operations. Someone here want to be my new
Happy almost Friday,
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