Matt S Trout
dbix-class at trout.me.uk
Tue May 23 13:30:04 BST 2006
Dirk Koopman wrote:
> On Tue, 2006-05-23 at 12:57 +0100, Daniel Barlow wrote:
>> On Tue, May 23, 2006 at 11:54:10AM +0100, Roger Burton West wrote:
>>> So you don't want to do the work yourself, but you don't want to pay
>>> anyone else to do it either?
>>> Since as far as I know there's no way of inserting advertisements in DNS
>>> (and if there is I don't want to know about it), I don't think it's
>>> likely that anyone will offer this service any time soon.
>> If you control the servers, it would not be hard to add TXT "messages
>> from our sponsor" in the "Additional Information" section of a DNS
>> response. Fictitious example
>> :; dig example.com
>> ;; ANSWER SECTION:
>> example.com. 172800 IN A 188.8.131.52
>> ;; ADDITIONAL SECTION:
>> a.iana-servers.net. 171333 IN A 184.108.40.206
>> b.iana-servers.net. 171333 IN A 220.127.116.11
>> ads.devilspawn.com. 172800 IN TXT "DNS zone hosting from www.devilspawn.com"
>> I don't know of any RFCs that say you can't do this, but my knowledge
>> of DNS-related RFCs stopped about ten years ago - and i can't remember
>> those. So there may be some kind of injunction against it
> Yes you can, but it doesn't profit anybody because most queries are for
> A records and so your TXT record would simply sit there all unread and
He was wondering if it was possible.
He never said it had a point :)
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