[Freedombox-discuss] Google DNS in BIND?

Marc Draco marcdraco at protonmail.com
Mon Dec 4 01:56:08 UTC 2017

I already changed mine, that was pretty easy, even for me. :)

I've raised it as a possible issue at GitHub and when I find my glasses (!) and the time to delve into that little bit of code, I'll do one of those pull request thing-a-ma-bobs. :)

I completely take your point about being beholden to Google (or not) though.

While trying to find my spectacles I found out why the parrot was so thin - seems I've been feeding a family of mice who had moved in under my couch. They must have stashed a nearly 1/2 kilo of sunflower hearts in there.

If anyone wants a slightly-used cat...

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> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject: Re: [Freedombox-discuss] Google DNS in BIND?
> Local Time: 4 December 2017 1:49 AM
> UTC Time: 4 December 2017 01:49
> From: keastes at gmail.com
> To: Marc Draco <marcdraco at protonmail.com>
> On Sun, Dec 3, 2017 at 6:04 PM, Marc Draco <marcdraco at protonmail.com> wrote:
>>> why not just set up BIND with root hints? that way the only time it will query google, is
>>> when looking for something on its infrastructure.
>> That's an interesting point  but tn the spirit of FreedomBox, which is to get us all as far away from Google, etc. as possible, I would prefer using a system which exists for the public's good and just giving Google the bird. This one for example:
>> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OpenNIC
>> I guess I'm something of an extremist where Google is concerned after watching it devolve from a pretty cool search engine into a money making steamroller that will stop at nothing (including not playing by the rules) to achieve its goals.
>> I see no reason why anything in FreedomBox should rely on anything Google does, serves or is otherwise connected to. If users choose to run on non-free hardware (I am myself right now as a matter of necessity, not choice) that's one thing, but if purity counts, we need to throw Big Data [collection] under the bus everywhere we see it.
> communicating with !=relying on, for instance there are a number of services that rely on google cloud compute, simply because they are the cheapest/only option for their use caseor, it would cost them too much to move. It doesn't make them bad, simply vulnerable to google.
>> It's a matter of principal for me and I'm sure we won't all agree so I hope that doesn't come over as being contrarian for the sake of it.
>> Certainly as things are seeing Google's DNS pop up hard coded into the basic installation was a bit of a disappointment.
> google DNS is one of those ones that tends to "just work" there are other DNS providers that work (level3 comes to mind right off the bat.)
>> I guess I could raise an Issue over at Github but I'm barely working out how modern C compilers work, never mind source control! :)
>  sounds more like a config thing, if you know the service using it, go poke in /etc/ for its setting file, change to DNS of your choice, and restart the service. no its not the most beginner friendly thing, but understanding how the system works is almost never a bad thing.
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