Lets celebrate 25 years of DNS

Today, we can celebrate 25 years of DNS. Can we really celebrate? Is the age of /etc/hosts really over?

No, /etc/hosts will last for ever. Why?

  • DNS can only be filtered across orgs with problems
  • There are sill some /etc/hosts freaks not retired yet

From my point of view, the DNS is one of the most reliable systems, it is redundant and thus high-available by design.


Thanks to all those people that designed and operated DNS until today and in the future!

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