Google plans a new DNS protocol Extension

Google has some big plans. It has made a series of attempts in the last few months to change the way Internet and the things built on it work. Where do I begin? Ok, lets start with Google Chrome. They have a browser to surf the Internet. Then they have a complete Operating System- the Google Chrome OS, to access all their web services easily. Just a few months ago, Google released its public DNS and also proposed a redesign of the HTTP protocol.

Now, we have Google aiming for some more speed. Google wants to change the way DNS works. It has proposed an idea according to which a proposal was placed to add information of the user’s IP address to the DNS. This would help cache local requests and reduce the load on servers.

This might raise some privacy hues and cries, so Google has taken care to propose that the user’s IP address, which is a part of the DNS might include only the first three octets. This will give Google an idea of where the request came from and protect the privacy of the user at the same time.

This is just a proposal currently, but if it gets approved, we can see it appear sometime this  year. For more information on this and to read the draft, check out the Internet Engineering Task Force website.

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Chinmoy Kanjilal

Chinmoy Kanjilal is a FOSS enthusiast and evangelist. He is passionate about Android. Security exploits turn him on and he loves to tinker with computer networks. You can connect with him on Twitter @ckandroid.