On Wed, 27 Aug 2008, Pádraig Brady wrote:
> They do have a lot of control at the moment,
> and they resolve google to their own servers,
> but that's for benevolent reasons they say:
Fixing the web is not something I'd immediately expect my DNS service
to take responsibility for.
I would question the judgement of the recursive-DNS provider: if they
think it appropriate to manipulate results for any one reason, then
where is the line?
As the reason for the OpenDNS intervention applies only to a minority
of web-browsers (a small subset of Dell machines + Windows), it's
therefore pretty obvious that OpenDNS do not place much value on the
sanctity of DNS answers.
Further, it means having to trust *another* entity with one's search
queries, beyond the one that cannot be avoided, for no good reason at
all (for most of us non-Dell-toolbar users). You really have to
wonder if gaining access to this commercially valuable search data is
perhaps the /true/ reason for the OpenDNSs' intervention..
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