Publishing information via DNS
dan-freebsd-questions at ourbrains.org
Wed Dec 17 22:25:03 UTC 2008
DAve(dave.list at pixelhammer.com)@2008.12.17 10:13:09 -0500:
> Kelly Jones wrote:
>> Has anyone tried publishing non-DNS information via DNS? Advantages:
>> % Automatic distributed caching on various nameservers.
>> % UDP, so no TCP overhead
>> I know SPF uses this, and clamav publishes their current version
>> number this way, but has anyone done this on a large scale basis?
> Someone needs to invent and promote a TextualDatagramPublicationProtocol
> or TDPP because DNS has been abused for publishing non DNS data for too
> long. Continuing to use DNS for things it was never intended to do will
Like we need another protocol. The security issues with DNS are mostly
BIND-related, it's BIND's fault.
If you want to publish a large hierarchical directory database,
then there's LDAP. Protocol adoption is an issue. LDAP is very slowly
becoming more and more popular.
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