India to launch its own DNS service

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  1. 6pack

    6pack Well-Known Member
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    Source: EconomicTimes

    Faster response - pifftt! Looking at how bad BSNL DNS are I doubt this will be better. Why will anyone type dns address in browser window?
    I have a feeling it will be used for some other activities like looking at incoming and outgoing tcp connections. What do you think?
     
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  2. vivek.krishnan

    vivek.krishnan If you cant see the green dot, I'm offline :P
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    More likely to censor porn and the usual. Plus, they might make this their authoritative DNS server, and then get hijacked as well. Finally, with anycast DNS, I doubt its going to improve speeds.
     
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  3. Mr.J

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    Authoritative in more ways than one, IYKWIM
     
  4. vivek.krishnan

    vivek.krishnan If you cant see the green dot, I'm offline :P
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    Well, Great firewall of India, and this might be the only DNS allowed :p
     
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  5. Mr.J

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    I hope not. I don't want to resort to tricks and slow speed.
     
  6. vivek.krishnan

    vivek.krishnan If you cant see the green dot, I'm offline :P
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    LOL. Slow speed indeed.

    Anyways, we always have DOH/DOT to help out.
     
  7. nimod

    nimod Well-Known Member
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    Part of Natgrid.
     
  8. swatkats

    swatkats Keeping TE Alive!
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    15.08.19.47
    26.01.19.50

    Would be the DNS & if u don't use these on your devices then you are Anti-National. :p
     
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  9. dpandey

    dpandey Well-Known Member
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    If I were to guess, this is coming from national security/defense folks. The news is a sugarcoated (speed blah blah) for public consumption. Most of the DNS infrastructure is currently in the US. Any country that cares about security should have a backup system that can take over in case of a war.

    In another news, Russia is going to experiment with cutting off the Internet. Without a DNS, even the locally hosted services would stop working.

    https://www.news.com.au/technology/...r/news-story/e3232395041286630fbd08cb10965efc

    Which makes me wonder if there are any IXPs in India.
     
  10. vivek.krishnan

    vivek.krishnan If you cant see the green dot, I'm offline :P
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    Not all, however, a majority is surely hosted outside India.

    DNS is surely very important, but I still know of many services which dont use DNS - albeit dwindling number.

    We have several IXPs here in India....
     
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  11. bobbyprajan

    bobbyprajan Well-Known Member
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    When you connect BSNL 3G one of the assigned DNS is of google. Such is the competence of our national ISP. They have to do a lot of work to improve their existing infrastructure before venture into new
     
  12. sushil.mudgil

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    Its a welcome move IMO. Not sure why people are so negative about it. I expect NIC to maintain and secure it than BSNL. They are just service providers...
     
  13. Lord Nemesis

    Lord Nemesis Overlord
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    I don't want key internet infrastructure to be controlled by the govt. Do you know how much online censorship is happening already?

    The present BJP govt is trying to block Reddit as there is a lot of anti BJP sentiment there. They tried to obtain user details without proper reasons and not getting from Reddit. So, they are resorting to unofficial and illegal blockage now on ISP that they can manage.

    Subscribers on Jio/Jio Fiber are unable to access the site and Jio's apparent response was that it was blocked on govt orders. It is a straight forward violation of net neutrality rules. They are also blocking VPNs
    https://thenextweb.com/in/2019/01/08/indias-massive-jio-carrier-is-blocking-vpn-sites-and-violating-net-neutrality-rules
     
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  14. Mr.J

    Mr.J Well-Known Member
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    Anti-BJP sentiments are only on /r/India. Other India related subreddits lean pro-BJP. And it doesn't help that most /r/India mods are straight up d**ks.
     
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  15. Lord Nemesis

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    Telegram is also apparently being blocked by some ISPs like Jio and Airtel. No circular and no information. Again probably because they refuse to compromise privacy of its users. So no, I definitely don't want Indian govt controlling key Internet infrastructure. They will start blocking everything off.
     

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