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Google Proposes DNS Extension

January 28th, 2010 01:02 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

ElusiveJoe writes “Google along with a group of DNS and content providers hope to alter the DNS protocol. Currently, a DNS request can be sent to a recursive DNS server, which would send out requests to other DNS servers from its own IP address, thus acting somewhat similar to a proxy server. The proposed modification would allow authoritative nameservers to expose your IP address (instead of an address of your ISP’s DNS server, for example) in order to ‘load balance traffic and send users to a nearby server.’ Or it would allow any interested party to look at your DNS requests. Or it would send a user from Iran or Libya to a ‘domain name doesn’t exist’ server.”

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