[dns-operations] Capturing Traffic

Carlos M. Martinez carlosm3011 at gmail.com
Mon Feb 25 18:28:00 UTC 2013

It might sound stupid, but I firmly believe the main reason everyone is
now switching to Google's servers is that they are easy to remember and
to dictate over the phone.

In my case... (DSL provider at home), I have the choice of or Which one do you think my 63-year-old dad
will configure more easily when tutored over the phone? :D

Needless to say that if you add to the mix ISPs who are willing to mess
with your NXDOMAINs for a buck.... the deal is sealed.



On 2/25/13 4:06 PM, SM wrote:
> Hi Graham,
> At 09:26 25-02-2013, Graham Beneke wrote:
>> office and NOC to a mom-and-pop IT shop. While I question the wisdom in
>> that, I was far more concerned by the fact that this mom-and-pop shop
>> had configured Google Public DNS as the resolver for everything on their
>> LAN.
> A lot of people use  I don't know whether it is due to the
> lemming [1] effect or swarm intelligence.
>> Now on my corner of the planet Google DNS is 190ms away. Never mind the
>> mess we have with all the CDNs mapping their traffic to a different
>> continent.
>> So what are you thoughts on capturing these queries and answering them
>> on local resolvers that are <10ms away?
> DNS interception is not a good idea in my opinion.
>> The folks at Google are certainly not going to encourage us to spoof
>> responses from their servers but are there any other potential pitfalls
>> with doing this to save the customers from themselves?
> Once that becomes popular the regulator might wish to "standardize" it
> (see draft-iab-filtering-considerations-02).  Saving the customers from
> themselves is a good intention.
> Regards,
> -sm
> 1. Lemmings are small rodents that have been known to follow each other
> as they charge to their deaths off the edge of cliffs.  This is actually
> an unsubstantiated myth about lemmings.
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