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!