[dns-operations] DNS at FOSDEM 2016

Shane Kerr shane at time-travellers.org
Wed Feb 3 14:13:37 UTC 2016


At 2016-02-03 14:14:00 +0100
"Ralf Weber" <dns at fl1ger.de> wrote:
> DNS requests and HTTP request are two totally different beasts wrt 
> scaling, operation and cost. Also the current authoritative 
> infrastructure we have today would not scale to resolvers on all 
> clients. The OS having an resolver is a great idea until it has a 
> problem, which may be the reason that a lot of OS vendors so far haven't 
> done it. I do hope that the systemd people offer an option not to use 
> it.

My understanding is that the systemd resolver is not a full-service
resolver, but rather just forwards queries to the local caching
resolver. It does cache locally and perform validation though, so
does bring benefit.



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