DAve(dave.l...@pixelhammer.com)@2008.12.17 10:13:09 -0500: > Kelly Jones wrote: >> Has anyone tried publishing non-DNS information via DNS? Advantages: >> >> % Automatic distributed caching on various nameservers. >> >> % UDP, so no TCP overhead >> >> I know SPF uses this, and clamav publishes their current version >> number this way, but has anyone done this on a large scale basis? >> > > Someone needs to invent and promote a TextualDatagramPublicationProtocol > or TDPP because DNS has been abused for publishing non DNS data for too > long. Continuing to use DNS for things it was never intended to do will
Like we need another protocol. The security issues with DNS are mostly BIND-related, it's BIND's fault. If you want to publish a large hierarchical directory database, then there's LDAP. Protocol adoption is an issue. LDAP is very slowly becoming more and more popular. _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"