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

Stephen Farrell <stephen.farrell@cs.tcd.ie> Wed, 31 March 2021 12:58 UTC

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

Cheers,
S.