Re: [DNSOP] extension of DoH to authoritative servers

Stephane Bortzmeyer <bortzmeyer@nic.fr> Wed, 13 February 2019 14:43 UTC

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Subject: Re: [DNSOP] extension of DoH to authoritative servers
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On Tue, Feb 12, 2019 at 03:32:37PM -0800,
 Paul Vixie <paul@redbarn.org>; wrote 
 a message of 75 lines which said:

> by putting that text in and leaving it in, this becomes a political
> project not a technical one.

Everything we do is political, the Internet itself is a political
project. Thinking that communication is a good thing is political.

> as it happens, nothing stops a web browser or other such client from
> using DoT, and it's possible that the right answer was to say, DoT
> will answer every technical need that this RFC describes, but none
> of its political needs, and we don't want to be in the politics
> business.

DoT will be blocked in many networks, not DoH. That's why we need
both. DoT is technically better, DoH is more realistic in many
environments.

This choice is hardly limited to DNS. It is partly for the same reason
that we have whois and RDAP.