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“Google, this is bogus as hell,” Paul Vixie ranted on Internet Engineering Task Force mail list this week. The IETF mail list is where the people who create the internet’s technologies converse.
The post was noticed because Paul Vixie is an Internet Hall of Fame engineer known for his pioneering work on the modern Domain Name Service (DNS).
And it is how Google was using DNS in its Chromecast Ultra streaming device that ticked him off.
So he bought a Google Chromecast. But when he went to set it up, he found it doing something no device in his network is allowed to do: It wouldn’t use his own, private DNS server. It would only use Google’s public server.
He was miffed. Chromecast was telling the father of DNS that he couldn’t control the DNS it would use, so Chromecast would choose for itself.
Vixie wasn’t going to have it.
“No, this device I’ve paid for, will NOT be allowed to send you any information, other than what I personally approve, which will never include DNS traffic. If you don’t like that deal, buy it back from me and I’ll find some other video appliance that doesn’t twist my arm,” Vixie wrote publicly to Google.
It wouldn’t use his own, private DNS server. It would only use Google’s public server.
originally posted by: carewemust
a reply to: odzeandennz
I complain that ATS doesn't use a secure connection to the Internet, which opens us to all manner of mining schemes. But I keep coming back for more interaction with this informative forum.
The current owners are trustworthy. I just hope they don't sell the platform without letting us know that it's being sold and who the purchaser(s) are.
originally posted by: Magnivea
a reply to: TerryDon79
Chromecast, not a Chromebook.