Re: [DNSOP] New Version Notification for draft-adpkja-dnsop-special-names-problem-00.txt

"John R Levine" <johnl@taugh.com> Thu, 10 December 2015 03:02 UTC

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Subject: Re: [DNSOP] New Version Notification for draft-adpkja-dnsop-special-names-problem-00.txt
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>> With onion you get a rather different thing that looks like an open
>> TCP connection, a couple of levels up the protocol stack.

> Strictly an Onion address yields you a _real_ TCP connection to your 
> SOCKS server, ...

It's certainly a virtual circuit, but it's not a TCP connection because 
the endpoints aren't IP addresses.

> The Onion addresses aren't making a "protocol switch", ...

Really, they are.  You can't do a DNS lookup on the address, there is no A 
or AAAA record with an IP address to which you can open a TCP connection.

Regards,
John Levine, johnl@taugh.com, Taughannock Networks, Trumansburg NY
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