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Posted on 19-08-26, 17:32
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https://devblogs.microsoft.com/directx/porting-directx-12-games-to-windows-7/
To better support game developers at larger scales, we are publishing the following resources to allow game developers to run their DirectX 12 games on Windows 7.


Microsoft is now supporting DX12 on Windows 7...

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Posted on 19-11-19, 00:46
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Microsoft is going all-in with D'OH!:
https://yro.slashdot.org/story/19/11/18/1929229/microsoft-announces-plan-to-support-doh-in-windows

At least they're going to support it the only true way: system-wide.
As it should have been since the very beginning, instead of letting web browser makers bring the madness of an OS on top of your OS.

I still believe D'OH! is a terrible idea, but since noone is willing to take DoT seriously, this sounds like a fair compromise. But only for as long as MS allows us to turn it off and fall back to ordinary, DANGER MINES unencrypted DNS servers (like the one you should be already running at home for adblocking purposes, and which can implement DoT/D'OH! under the hood, if you wish), because we users are too dumb for our own safety, of course they're going to take away the "customize DNS settings" dialogs!

Too bad it's already late for web browsers, short of perma-banning Chrome and Firefox on premises because we can't rely on them obeying user choices, for the very same reasons.

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Posted on 19-11-19, 01:03

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But I already apply DoT across my whole network, pulling from Quad 9, and capturing all outbound TCP/UDP port 53 requests and NATing them to my router's DNS server.
Posted on 19-11-19, 01:19
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Posted by tomman
https://yro.slashdot.org/story/19/11/18/1929229/microsoft-announces-plan-to-support-doh-in-windows
of course they're going to take away the "customize DNS settings" dialogs!

I don't follow. Does this say anywhere in the article explicitly, or is it just your inference?
If so, that would be the end of users casually choosing to bypass censorship, like in Turkey when they spray-painted "8.8.8.8" on public places.

I guess we will have no choice but to rely on browser makers to override static system DNS then.

(Tomman's paradox: If a system hardcodes DoH, is it justifiable for an individual application to fall back to application-level classic UDP DNS?)

Posted by tomman
letting web browser makers bring the madness of an OS on top of your OS.

Isn't this something that should be described in the past tense? Firefox has about as many MLOC as the Linux kernel.

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Posted on 19-11-19, 01:29
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Madness does not mean size.

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Posted on 19-11-19, 01:47
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What's it mean then? DNS censorship is an actual and real issue, and relying on the OS settings which are nearly always misconfigured is a disaster in 99% of cases. I don't get when it ever would make sense to do it. It's as stupid as "OS proxy settings," and people haven't taken those seriously for many years now.

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Posted on 19-11-19, 02:25
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Control of one's own computer is an actual and real issue. Consolidating one of the internet's core protocols into a handful of critical systems that take everything out when they fail is an actual and real issue. Poorly-engineered ideas being forced onto the populace because they were the pet project of someone with influence is an actual and real issue. Using the phrase "actual and real" is if it isn't a repetitive redundancy is an actual and real issue.

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Posted on 19-11-19, 08:09

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The OS uses whatever DNS that the router tells it to. The router typically either tells it to use itself (as a caching DNS proxy), or use the upstream supplied DNS servers. I stopped using per-system overrides ages ago, as I find it much easier just to tell my router to Do What I Want. I Do Not Want my OS or my browser overriding that without my permission.
Posted on 19-11-19, 09:05 (revision 2)
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I'll have to double-post, since editing my post would be rude now that it has been responded to.

Posted by kode54
The OS uses whatever DNS that the router tells it to. The router typically either tells it to use itself (as a caching DNS proxy), or use the upstream supplied DNS servers.

Yes, but alas, in most cases this is the wrong behavior. The ISP upstream is in 99% of cases horribly broken. Garbage in, garbage out.

The sensible default is to fix the error in the 99% of cases and have the 1% pull a manual override ("Yes, my router isn't misconfigured"), not the other way around.

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Posted on 19-11-19, 09:09
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Control of one's own computer is an actual and real issue. Consolidating one of the internet's core protocols into a handful of critical systems that take everything out when they fail is an actual and real issue. Poorly-engineered ideas being forced onto the populace because they were the pet project of someone with influence is an actual and real issue. Using the phrase "actual and real" is if it isn't a repetitive redundancy is an actual and real issue.

It's not exactly redundant. If something is a real issue, it means it exists in the real world (e.g. not academic). If it's actual, it means it's a current issue that affects people. /nitpick

Real and actual are synonyms. They mean the same thing.


If you're opposed to consolidation, then why support OS DNS resolver? Under good conditions, everything works, and under bad conditions, each application having its own implementation of DNS means at least some of them will work.

Jesus fucking Buddha in a handbasket to hell, are you genuinely this stupid?
I meant MAYBE there should be a network of DNS servers, and we shouldn't all rely exclusively on three or four hosted by Cloudflare.


Personally I think they should just fix decentralized DNS already. Put all the DNS records on a "blockchain," like git, have some trusted authority sign each "block". For NXDOMAIN results, require nonexistence proofs (see CA transparency). For legally mandated censorship, add in a new return code which explicitly says "censored," the returning of which triggers a few megabytes of random requests and the permanent blacklisting of the server. Require all servers to sign all responses, and submit such protocol violations to some central authority so they can be removed from the default list.

lol blockchain

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Posted on 19-11-19, 12:15
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They are not. Besides, there's nothing wrong with phrases such as "null and void".

I don't object. But DoH has nothing to do with this. It's a complete non-sequitur.

Call it whatever you want, but it would solve the problem. To be clear here, I'm suggesting a solution like Certificate Transparency for DNS.

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Posted on 19-11-21, 03:24

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Fine, take over the DNS for all users, because clearly their infrastructure doesn't know shit. But let people like me do what we want, because I know a thing or two more than those shits. I run OpenWrt on my router, for fuck's sake.
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