[dns-operations] "Comcast Intercepts and Redirects Port 53 Traffic" (slashdot)
vixie at isc.org
Wed Jun 10 02:15:01 UTC 2009
An anonymous reader writes
"An interesting (and profane) writeup of one frustrated user's
discovery that Comcast is actually intercepting DNS requests bound
for non-Comcast DNS servers and redirecting them to their own
servers. I had obviously heard of the DNS hijacking for nonexistent
domains, but I had no idea they'd actually prevent people from
directly contacting their own DNS servers."
If true, this is a pretty serious escalation in the Net Neutrality
wars. Someone using Comcast, please replicate the simple experiment spelled
out in the article and confirm or deny the truth of it. Also, it would be
useful if someone using Comcast ran the ICSI Netalyzr and posted the
resulting permalink in the comments.
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