[Sysadmins] Eircom DNS

Cian Brennan lil_cain at redbrick.dcu.ie
Wed Jul 8 12:15:32 IST 2009


Forgot to cc the list on my reply.

On Wed, 8 Jul 2009, Cian Brennan wrote:

> On Wed, Jul 08, 2009 at 10:20:07AM +0100, Paul Jakma wrote:
>> On Wed, 8 Jul 2009, Cian Brennan wrote:
>>
>>> Given that they're entirely up front about it, it seems fair enough. They
>>> provide an occasionally useful service, and don't charge for it. Wildcard A
>>> records, and and visiting google through a proxy seem a fair enough price to
>>> pay it.
>>
>> It's really unhygienic to share DNS caches with lots of other people,
>> simply cause of the risk of poisoning.
>>
>> Is recursive DNS service really so hard to get to make OpenDNS be
>> worth anything, when a caching nameserver is an apt-get/yum install
>> away (I presume it's similarly easy to install one on OS-X and
>> windows)?
>>
> For lots of users, yes, even apt-get/yum install is too difficult.
>
>
>> It would be good if OS providers shipped systems with local,
>> recursive, caching DNS resolvers enabled by default. DNSSec will make
>> that less important one day, but it's probably still a good few years
>> away.
>>
> I question how well many DNS servers would take the vastly increased load if
> everyone started doing their own lookups.
>
>> regards,
>> --
>> Paul Jakma	paul at jakma.org	Key ID: 64A2FF6A
>> Fortune:
>> I hope you're not pretending to be evil while secretly being good.
>> That would be dishonest.
>>
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