Publishing information via DNS

Kelly Jones kelly.terry.jones at
Thu Dec 18 02:04:17 UTC 2008

On 12/17/08, Matthew Seaman <m.seaman at> wrote:
> 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?
> Read all about 'Hesiod' at a search engine near you.  No, not the
> Greek poet... the other hesiod.

Hesiod is interesting, but the Wikipedia article suggests its used for
small local networks. I'm thinking of globally DNS-casting data.

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