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RE: Sitefinder II, the sequel...

  • From: Daniel Golding
  • Date: Tue Jul 11 15:23:24 2006

That's absolutely ridiculous. Enterprise IT organizations make decisions on
behalf of their userbase all day. Frankly, I'd be shocked if many tried this
out - most enterprises run their own DNS servers as part of an Active
Directory scheme. In any case, those workstations belong to the enterprise
and they can point them to whatever DNS servers they want. 

For most end-users, their Internet access provider already selects their DNS
caching server. ISPs are within their rights to do this - I'm surprised most
broadband ISPs haven't done exactly what OpenDNS is doing to generate

I'm sure if you look really hard, you can find something else to be outraged
about. OpenDNS isn't it. I'm at a loss to explain why people are trying so
hard to condemn something like this. 

- Daniel Golding

> -----Original Message-----
> From: [email protected] [mailto:[email protected]] On Behalf Of
> Stephane Bortzmeyer
> Sent: Tuesday, July 11, 2006 3:09 AM
> To: Steve Sobol
> Cc: Joseph Jackson; [email protected]
> Subject: Re: Sitefinder II, the sequel...
> On Mon, Jul 10, 2006 at 11:19:51PM -0700,
>  Steve Sobol <[email protected]> wrote
>  a message of 16 lines which said:
> > There's a big difference, of course, between INTENTIONALLY pointing
> > your computers at DNS servers that do this kind of thing, and having
> > it done for you without your knowledge and/or consent.
> As Steven Bellovin pointed out, most OpenDNS users will not choose it:
> it will be choosen for them by their corporate IT department or by
> their Internet access provider.