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Re: Web typo-correction (Re: Sitefinder II, the sequel...)

  • From: Peter Dambier
  • Date: Fri Jul 14 13:13:55 2006

Edward B. DREGER wrote:

I'm generally ignoring other protocols to limit the discussion scope. However, one can see how SMTP and FTP might be similarly handled. (IMHO not as good as a SRV-ish system that could return NXDOMAIN per service, but actually somewhat usable today.)

No, you should not. The other iportant things that come into my mind are


My thunderbird does use dns, looking for MX records mostly.
For me it is the most important application.


Either VoIP or Skype they both need dns, looking for NAPTR?
The box is hardware. It does not run windows and it has its
own resolver onboard.


Some resolvers do not use forwarders. They know whom to
query. They will get a hickup if somebody is returning
them the wrong ip address for a nameserver

(agreed, if you use e.g. djbdns you most likely will
not use OpenDNS in the first place)

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