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

Seth David Schoen schoen at
Thu Mar 15 07:37:28 PDT 2012

James Losey writes:

> If the registry is wrong on a global level I can see where DNSSEC might not
> be sufficient. However, if a man-in-the-middle attack attempts to spook an
> attack to users in one region isn't this a case where DNSSEC would be
> effective, and result in an error
> code<>?
> My understanding is that implementation of DNSSEC limits the ability for
> lazy censorship such as filtering queries (unless they simply gave a
> false "Non-Existent
> Domain" return code) or redirecting queries to other websites, both of
> which would be goals of interest to members of this list.

I might have misunderstood what the original poster was referring to,
in which case I apologize for making a misleading claim about what this
thread was about.  I thought the original poster was referring to
domain name seizures, not spoofed replies to DNS queries.  I agree
that DNSSEC is useful for detecting spoofed replies to queries.

Seth Schoen  <schoen at>
Senior Staff Technologist             
Electronic Frontier Foundation        
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