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

Eugen Leitl eugen at
Thu Mar 15 02:17:24 PDT 2012

On Wed, Mar 14, 2012 at 03:58:14PM -0700, Bill Woodcock wrote:

> Governments are sovereign, when they want to take something, they can do so.  

No, they can't if it's a P2P name service located outside
of their jurisdiction. The only way to handle that is to
outlaw it -- in absence of filtering compliance by network 
operators to cut off your country from the Internet. Few 
countries can afford doing that.

Laws on dead tree do not translate readily into ACL
deployment at the core.

> That won't change.  Making it very clear what's been 
> hijacked versus what is legitimate, on the other hand, 
> is well within the capabilities of technology, and 
> exactly the point of DNSSEC.  If a domain has been 
> hijacked, I'm going to look elsewhere for the legitimate 
> data, regardless of who did the hijacking, or why they 
> thought it was reasonable.  That's the point of DNSSEC.

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