[dns-operations] charter, sitefinder, opendns (slashdot today)

David Ulevitch davidu at everydns.net
Fri Feb 16 03:35:54 UTC 2007

Roland Dobbins wrote:
> On Feb 16, 2007, at 2:00 AM, Fergie wrote:
>> Exactly why is this discussion counter-productive?
> I believe that pushing DNS to HTTP/S is counter-productive; I've  
> already explained why I believe that to be the case.
We all (including Paul) know that DNS over HTTP/S is not the real 
solution.  These are layer-8 issues.
> If you need a tunnel for DNS, you need a tunnel for everything else.   
This is true.  This is the exact point I made that if we force things to 
the ridiculousness of being on port 80 or 443 then we are in a far worse 
> If you don't need a tunnel for everything else, you don't need a  
> tunnel for DNS, either.
This is not true.  ISPs are actively considering blocking 53 and no 
rationale for that exists.

Historically, and not for better, but for worse, irrational actions 
generate irrational responses.

Let's not let that happen.


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