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

Daniel Stenberg <daniel@haxx.se> Wed, 23 January 2019 14:17 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 Wed, 23 Jan 2019, Tony Finch wrote:

> I'm not against them using other servers for off-site names (after all they 
> can usually just use their mobile provider instead) but there should at 
> least be a way for their device to automatically locate a local DNS server 
> with a transport it likes.

In this regard it is truly unfortunate that a user (application) can't tell if 
name is "local" or "remote" or perhaps which server it should ask for what 
names.

While you want your users to use that local server that you announce to them, 
when I go to my coffee shop or visit a friend of mine I'd rather *not* use 
whatever local server they advertise...

Right now the only way a user can use both local private names as well as 
remote names is by telling one of the resolvers *all* names and hope that it 
fails for the one set it doesn't know of so that the client can switch over 
and use the other server for those names. Not ideal, for privacy reasons and 
more.

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