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Re: Treewalk DNS
said by thedragonmas:The fundamental issue here, at it's core, is financial greed. It's the monetizing of your use of the internet. These practices are being carried out by the blatant violation of the very RFC's which make the Internet work. The most egregious of these abuses is the breaking of the DNS system.
.... the problem is clearly NOT just DNS and clearly DPI and THAT is the issue folks here are missing (apparantly) the outrage should be over the DPI interception of 404 pages for domains that DO exist. that should NEVER happen.
DNS is the most fundamental and the most critical component of the entire network, second only to access itself. It's the one Internet service which needs to be kept absolutely free of corruption, because it is the one service which is most vulnerable to abuse. DNS is abused by governments and by corporations to censor content. It is abused by corporations to drive traffic to their own services and by blocking access to competitors.
Think about it. If you were to dial an invalid number on your phone and instead of getting an error tone/message, or a busy signal, you got an advert from your phone company -- wouldn't you conclude that your phone company was broken? What if every business you called on your phone was recorded and stored, and then you received "targeted" cold-calls from phone spammers? Wouldn't you conclude that you were being illegally abused?
The Internet is rapidly replacing much of what we used to do by more traditional means (phone, mail, face-to-face encounters), and needs to be given the same protections those forms had in the past.
said by thedragonmas:This does nothing to mitigate the problem. All you are doing is transferring control from one abuser to another. DNS services from Google and OpenDNS are far worse offenders when it comes to privacy. They scrape up and sell data from a very wide range of users across practically every ISP on the planet, and as you have said "open dns does the same crap with domain redirection". How long before Google redirects requests for picture services to their own sites? You have gained nothing by switching from one abusive service to another.
sure changing dns is a good idea, i personally have google as primary, opendns as secondary, and mediacoms as tertiary.
The only way to avoid this is to query the root servers directly, and you can only do that if you run your own DNS.
said by thedragonmas:This is why I have stated several times upthread, that the only way to circumvent ALL these abusive ISP and other greedy corporate practices, is to run your connection through a VPN in addition to running your own DNS.
... and yes
changing running your own dns will solve that problem, but it wont solve the REAL problem here of mediacom doing DPI and intercepting 404's for VALID domains.
I use an $8.00/Mo off-shore VPN service (my service does not keep logs), plus I run my own DNS and email. This insulates me from all spying, redirections, and port-blocks.
As with everything else on the Internet, if you rely on the tender mercies of government or corporations to protect you, you are so screwed! If you want a free and open Internet, you basically have to do it yourself. Running your own DNS is a big first step.
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