Re: [Doh] Request for the DOH WG to adopt draft-hoffman-resolver-associated-doh

Daniel Stenberg <daniel@haxx.se> Tue, 29 January 2019 15:51 UTC

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Subject: Re: [Doh] Request for the DOH WG to adopt draft-hoffman-resolver-associated-doh
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On Tue, 29 Jan 2019, Stephane Bortzmeyer wrote:

> I have a big concern about the idea of an application (for instance the Web 
> browser) having a specific DNS resolver (section 5 of draft -07), different 
> from the rest of the applications on the same machine.

*That* development has been going on since many years already, totally 
independent of secure DNS, partly due to the lack of proper standard 
asynch/non-blocking APIs. (I maintain one such library.)

A more positive way to look at such independent code is that it allows for 
better innovation and freedom for applications as they're not held back by 
(from their point of view) limited system implementations.

I don't think we, or anyone else, can stop that trend and I don't think we 
should try. I think we should be agnostic to where the implementations lie.

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  / daniel.haxx.se