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Re: [tor-talk] Who controls Tor's DNS Traffic?

On Fri, May 11, 2018 at 03:08:54AM +0500, Roman Mamedov wrote:
> "Level 3" on the charts is most likely the notorious
> Those absolutely should not be used, aside from all the other reasons outlined
> in the article, they also hijack NXDOMAIN results for monetization of the user.

For this particular issue, Tor has a feature where it tries to resolve a
few nonsense domains, and if they work, it remembers the IP addresses that
were returned, and whenever it sees those, it treats them as NXDOMAIN.


So I agree that DNS resolvers that try to sell you encyclopedias are
evil, but also Tor has some rudimentary defenses against them. :)


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