[dns-operations] Mozilla Firefox and ANY queries

Paul Hoffman paul.hoffman at vpnc.org
Sun Mar 1 16:28:09 UTC 2015

On Mar 1, 2015, at 8:07 AM, Florian Weimer <fw at deneb.enyo.de> wrote:
>> On Mar 1, 2015, at 2:47 AM, Florian Weimer <fw at deneb.enyo.de> wrote:
>>> The final part is the problem.  Name resolution has to include other
>>> information source besides DNS, and it's difficult to merge this data
>>> with your own DNS resolver (whether you wrote it yourself, or it's
>>> some library you got from somewhere).
>> Difficult, but not impossible. The getdns API included non-DNS
>> information from the beginning, and Verisign is working on getting
>> that part into their implementation.
> The API design isn't the real issue here, it is interacting with the
> Name Service Switch in a way that is compatible with all existing NSS
> modules.

Yep, that's part of the implementation, and Verisign seems quite aware of it. Note, too, that Microsoft is free (even encouraged!) to adopt the getdns API and implement it themselves.

--Paul Hoffman

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