Re: [dns-privacy] Root Server Operators Statement on DNS Encryption

Stephen Farrell <stephen.farrell@cs.tcd.ie> Wed, 31 March 2021 13:15 UTC

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From: Stephen Farrell <stephen.farrell@cs.tcd.ie>
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Subject: Re: [dns-privacy] Root Server Operators Statement on DNS Encryption
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On 31/03/2021 14:00, Hollenbeck, Scott wrote:
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: dns-privacy <dns-privacy-bounces@ietf.org> On Behalf Of Stephen
>> Farrell
>> Sent: Wednesday, March 31, 2021 8:58 AM
>> To: Jim Reid <jim@rfc1035.com>om>; Brian Haberman
>> <brian@innovationslab.net>
>> Cc: dns-privacy@ietf.org
>> Subject: [EXTERNAL] Re: [dns-privacy] Root Server Operators Statement on
>> DNS Encryption
>>
>>
>> Hiya,
>>
>> On 31/03/2021 13:52, Jim Reid wrote:
>>
>>> We all want better privacy of course. For some definition of privacy.
>>> But what does that actually mean in the context of queries to
>>> authoritative servers at the root or TLDs?
>>
>> Workable answers for the root and TLDs are likely very different, as the scale
>> of risk is very different.
>>
>> I think it doesn't really help to try discuss both root servers and TLDs at the
>> same time.
>>
>>> And is TLS the*only*  game
>>> in town?
>> When encrypting DNS based on some standard protocol? It is, though of
>> course you can have that DoT or DoH or DoQ or maybe even opaquely
>> flavoured;-(
> 
> [SAH] Why assume that encryption is required to provide confidentiality?

I didn't make that assumption.

S.

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