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[liberationtech] decentralized DNS... What's the state of DNSSEC implementation by those on this list.. ?

Andrew Lewis andrew at pdqvpn.com
Wed Mar 14 15:53:23 PDT 2012


Which doesn't address the issues of Domain Names being seized via tenuous links to the US or other entities that have legal standing to force registrars to do something. DNSSEC solves tampering at a technology level, and not at the governmental level. 

-Andrew


On Mar 14, 2012, at 10:49 PM, Robert Guerra wrote:

> 
> Instead of switching away from ICANN's root servers, what we should all be doing is DNSSEC enabling our servers and browsers.
> 
> With DNSSEC enabled, you can be - far more certain - that the domain name you are visiting is the real.
> 
> here's some links of interest...
> 
> 
> How To Add DNSSEC Support To Mozilla Firefox
> http://www.internetsociety.org/deploy360/resources/how-to-add-dnssec-support-to-mozilla-firefox/
> 
> How To Add DNSSEC Support To Google Chrome
> http://www.internetsociety.org/deploy360/resources/how-to-add-dnssec-support-to-google-chrome/
> 
> Test to see if you are DNSSEC enabled
> http://test.dnssec-or-not.org/
> http://dnssectest.sidn.nl/
> 
> regards
> 
> Robert
> 
> 
> --
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> 
> On 2012-03-14, at 5:19 PM, Rohan Dixit wrote:
> 
>> Hi all,
>> 
>> Curious if anyone had thoughts on OpenNIC as a provider of decentralized DNS. From my naive point of view, it often seems like dDNS is a good way to stop lazy types of censorship. But perhaps I'm missing something and the problem is more complicated than that?
>> 
>> I'm including an email from Falkvinge's list-serve, below, which came through earlier today and discusses in slightly more detail. Also brings up the idea of bitcoin dDNS, of which I know even less about.
>> 
>> Thanks,
>> R
>> 
>> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
>> From: Falkvinge on Infopolicy <rick at piratpartiet.se>
>> Date: Wed, Mar 14, 2012 at 3:48 AM
>> Subject: Falkvinge on Infopolicy
>> To: rohandixit86 at gmail.com
>> 
>> 
>> Falkvinge on Infopolicy 
>> 
>> Reclaim The Internet In Under A Minute
>> Posted: 14 Mar 2012 12:30 AM PDT
>> 
>> ACTIVISM – TRAVIS MCCREA: After you read this post and follow its instructions, you will be able to show how all the money and energy being spent on censoring the Internet was pointless. Plus, give yourself a more free web browsing experience.
>> 
>> As Rick pointed out in a recent post, the United States Government has declared war on trade, making its attack through the DNS system: one of the most critical and forgotten pieces of infrastructure on the Internet. Governments all over the world are destroying access to information by the corruption of local DNS systems. It’s time we reclaim our Internet by taking back our DNS.
>> 
>> Too Long; Didn’t Read
>> 
>> Blah blah blah Travis, just tell me what I need to know….Okay go to UseOpenNIC.org and follow the instructions
>> 
>> There are currently many “Alt-Roots” out there for you to choose from, and many more are popping up every day, even when writing this post I had a friend ask me to write about some of these new bitcoin based DNS systems instead. When dealing with DNS, however, I want a reliable system that has been proven; a system that is democratic and decentralized; I want OpenNIC.
>> 
>> To give a brief overview: OpenNIC is over 12 years old (which is basically 120 years old in Internet time), and is the DNS root used by many popular people within our community such as TiAMO (Pirate Bay dude) and NovaKing (EZTV dude). It has a mailing list where new TLDs are democratically voted on; a transparent way of knowing who is logging what when you use their server for your DNS; and the ability to choose what country your DNS goes through. Finally, and most importantly for most people, it still resolves ICAAN TLDs so you can still go to your favourite dot-coms (and even better, you can go to your favourite dot-coms even if they are blocked in your country).
>> 
>> OpenNIC TLDs are community owned so they don’t get seized, even if a server was shut off, the TLDs would still resolve through the system due to the decentralized nature of the network. Finally when you switch your DNS to OpenNIC you have removed the power of your government and the United States government to block what websites you go to. By making this quick and transparent change to your computer, you are protecting the internet
>> 
>> I have created a very simple website to help you sign up for OpenNIC in under a minute, go to http://useopennic.org, put in the country you want your DNS to be in, select your operating system, and you will get a guide which will help you setup your computer in less than a minute.
>> 
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