[Haskell-cafe] ANN: dns-server: forward DNS queries to StatDNS REST API

Kim-Ee Yeoh ky3 at atamo.com
Thu Apr 23 12:32:28 UTC 2015

On Thu, Apr 23, 2015 at 5:46 PM, Brandon Allbery <allbery.b at gmail.com>

> Bad news: you're going to be trusting your ISP's DNS to get there, unless
> they can guarantee their IPv4 and/or IPv6 addresses won't change *and* you
> can remember those addresses *and* they're not using name based virtual
> hosts or other very common modern HTTP features.

Erik didn't quite spell out the use-case. My guess is that it's to deal
with national policies that restrict access to certain sites by blanking
out at the ISP DNS level.

So trusting the ISP to get to statdns.com should be fine, assuming that the
ISP is only doing the barest minimum to obey the law.

Certainly, given the scenario, there are multiple ways to route around the
firewall. But Erik's is a cost-effective, low-maintenance solution.

-- Kim-Ee
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