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

Erik Dominikus erik.dominikus71 at gmail.com
Thu Apr 23 13:12:46 UTC 2015

That is exactly the reason why I made it.

I did this to avoid spending $10/month to rent an Indonesian VPS to
run dnsmasq to proxy Google DNS.

The present value of that spending would be about $1779 assuming that
the policy is forever and that the compound yearly inflation rate is

(No credit card; can't rent US VPS or get AWS free tier.)

On Thu, Apr 23, 2015 at 7:32 PM, Kim-Ee Yeoh <ky3 at atamo.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 23, 2015 at 5:46 PM, Brandon Allbery <allbery.b at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> 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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