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Standard User AdrianPH
(member) Wed 14-Sep-16 11:04:43
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Would you want GCHQ serving your DNS ?


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GCHQ floats plan to share its DNS filters

Not for me thanks .
Standard User mugwumpx
(committed) Wed 14-Sep-16 18:50:40
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They are not serving the DNS but providing their filters to the ISPs to filter out the baddies

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Standard User iand
(fountain of knowledge) Wed 14-Sep-16 18:56:25
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but once enabled this would provide a simple method of switching off any Internet connection from any enabled ISP. "Sorry page not found" / "server not known".

and it would allow the UK government the ability to see every server an individual was connecting to and when, ala mini Phorne from 2-3 years ago?

IanD


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Standard User caffn8me
(knowledge is power) Wed 14-Sep-16 19:00:16
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Run your own DNS locally. Sorted.

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Standard User BatBoy
(sensei) Wed 14-Sep-16 19:10:21
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Sorted until your ISP hijacks port 53
Standard User iand
(fountain of knowledge) Wed 14-Sep-16 19:11:03
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99.9% of all UK BB users would not know what you are talking about smile

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Standard User BatBoy
(sensei) Wed 14-Sep-16 19:14:51
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I think you mean "web users"
Standard User iand
(fountain of knowledge) Wed 14-Sep-16 19:20:25
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99.9% of any UK "internet" users would not know what DNS is. (not tested via impirical evidence smile )

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Standard User iand
(fountain of knowledge) Wed 14-Sep-16 19:21:44
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ah.. decided not to mention that. Lets not talk about the great wall of China.

IanD
Standard User Oliver341
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Wed 14-Sep-16 20:39:35
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In reply to a post by iand:
99.9% of any UK "internet" users would not know what DNS is. (not tested via impirical evidence smile )

I suspect quite a few younger internet users have learnt about DNS when Googling how to bypass things like the Sky Broadband Shield (which is easily bypassed by switching to Google DNS).

Oliver.
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