Re: [DNSOP] More complete review of draft-grothoff-iesg-special-use-p2p-names-01

Joe Abley <> Thu, 02 January 2014 23:02 UTC

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Subject: Re: [DNSOP] More complete review of draft-grothoff-iesg-special-use-p2p-names-01
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Hi there,

On 2014-01-02, at 01:46, Guangqing Deng <> wrote:

>> If (to take an example at random) Tor users could make use of names outside of the DNS that look like DNS names under a .ONION TLD, why could they not just as easily make use of names that end in ONION.EFF.ORG?
> Another factor may be the resolution delay, if real-time is really very important for those so called P2P applications. Usually in the hierachical  DNS system, the resolution delay of domain names like EXAMPLE.ONION is less than that of those like EXAMPLE.ONION.EFF.ORG. So maybe we should consider more about does the TLD (like .ONION) is really needed?

Well, that's what local caches and long TTLs are for. But in this case, any query of this kind that hits the real DNS is by definition junk (it's a query for a name from a non-DNS namespace that has leaked into the DNS) so I can't imagine what performance difference this could possibly make.