[dns-operations] new public DNS service: 126.96.36.199
paul at redbarn.org
Tue Nov 21 03:59:49 UTC 2017
On 21/11/2017 10:39, Damian Menscher wrote:
> Actually the users *do* care, which is why they explicitly
> changed their settings from the ISP default to 188.8.131.52.
i am generally thankful to google for operating the 184.108.40.206 service,
statement is wrong on its facts.
users very often pick 220.127.116.11 mindlessly, because why not. it's been
spray painted on arab spring walls. to view this as "care," is not
reasonable. the ISP may be doing bad things. a user won't generally
know, or have a way to know, or "care" whether it's true, because reasons.
i noted after ~4.5M internet users signed google's anti-SOPA petition,
none of the two dozen people i surveyed on the matter, who had signed
that petition, had read SOPA or understood anything about SOPA other
than google's summary in the petition. those two dozen users included
some technical but mostly not technical.
end-user "care" is not happening. any time you think it is, you're
confused. any time you say it is, you're confusing others. whatever
actually does happen or is happening or will happen, was not, is not,
and will not be "care".
the physical, functional inability to process the understanding needed
as a precursor to "care" is (1) why people should, but (2) generally
can't, run their own RDNS.
"care" is a misnomer or a non-sequitur above, depending on tense.
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