[dns-operations] Geoff Huston on DNS-over-TCP-only study.

Vernon Schryver vjs at rhyolite.com
Wed Aug 21 15:14:59 UTC 2013

> From: Geoff Huston <gih at apnic.net>

> On the other hand its no more serious than any other form of small
> TCP transaction based services that are subjected to massive volumes,
> such as, say, a search engine front end.

Isn't that why HTTP, SMTP, and other TCP transaction services have
been changed to reduce the ratio of TCP connections to transactions?

Isn't it also true that DNS transactions are much lighter weight than
HTTP, SMTP, ando other TCP transaction applications?  Could the gTLD
roots exist in anything like their current forms if DNS transactions
cost as many CPU and stable storage computrons as an HTTP GET of
a purely static page (even without TLS)?

Vernon Schryver    vjs at rhyolite.com

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