Re: [DNSOP] DNSOP Call for Adoption - draft-west-let-localhost-be-localhost

Jacob Hoffman-Andrews <jsha@eff.org> Mon, 09 October 2017 20:20 UTC

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Subject: Re: [DNSOP] DNSOP Call for Adoption - draft-west-let-localhost-be-localhost
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On 10/09/2017 01:16 PM, Warren Kumari wrote:
> So, that's my (new) views, and the thread seemed to have stalled. I
> believe that the security implications of having  localhost queries
> leak into the DNS is bad, and there is significant evidence that this
> is happening. I get that there is no answer that will make everyone
> happy, but now that we've had some time to mull over this, where did
> we end up?
My feeling of the list is that your view matches the rough consensus:
stub resolvers are responsible for resolving localhost to 127.0.0.1, and
queries for localhost should not hit the network, as described in the draft.