[dns-operations] Should medium-sized companies run their own recursive resolver?

Warren Kumari warren at kumari.net
Wed Oct 16 09:21:47 UTC 2013

On Oct 16, 2013, at 10:59 AM, Jared Mauch <jared at puck.nether.net> wrote:

> On Oct 15, 2013, at 7:28 PM, Vernon Schryver <vjs at rhyolite.com> wrote:
>>> Folks like Comcast have large validating resolvers.  Their customers should use them.  Folks here are surely going to do the right thing the majority of the time.  The vast majority of others are going to set things up once and it *will* be left to rot.  This isn't intentional, but it naturally happens.
>> The question had nothing to do about J. Sixpack with 37 televisions,
>> phones, and other devices behind a NAT router owned by and remotely
>> maintained by Comcast.  Instead the question concerned a business with
>> 2 IT professionals.  Relying on distant DNS servers is negligent and
>> grossly incompetent for a professionally run network. 
> As with many things we will have to disagree.
> Not everyone has the same skill set as those on this list, and that curve goes down rather quickly.

Yup, but this *has* been an interesting thread -- it was sufficiently open-ended that everyone got to interpret it in whatever way wanted, and wander off in random but fascinating ways…


> - Jared
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