Opened 12 years ago

Closed 3 years ago

#634 closed defect (wontfix)

can not resolve A records for domains ending with *

Reported by: Safari Owned by:
Priority: Very Low Milestone: Tor: unspecified
Component: Core Tor/Tor Version:
Severity: Normal Keywords: dns tor-relay prop219,
Cc: Safari, nickm Actual Points:
Parent ID: Points:
Reviewer: Sponsor:

Description (last modified by nickm)

Local dnscache, no tor:
$ DNSCACHEIP= dnsqr a
61 bytes, 1+1+0+0 records, response, noerror
query: 1
answer: 3285 A

Local dnscache, forwarding queries to tor:
$ DNSCACHEIP= dnsqr a
temporary failure

2008-03-18 21:22:17.921528231 [info] addressmap_register(): Temporary addressmap ('REVERSE[]' to '') not performed, since it's already mapped to ''
Tor version (r14110).

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Change History (7)

comment:1 Changed 12 years ago by nickm

I think this is a limitation of the current in-Tor name resolution protocol, which only handles a few common
cases of DNS. If so, solving this would probably require a richer resolution system, mapping more DNS request types.
That would be neat, though it would require somebody to do a design proposal and code it all up.

Is the actual case of A records for domains actually something with practical value?

comment:2 Changed 12 years ago by Safari

I don't know about the practical value, but it would be nice if it behaved consistently.

What if in the future there comes a need for TXT records for domains?
Now not even TXT is supported.

comment:3 Changed 12 years ago by nickm

The right solution here is a more general DNS-over-Tor protocol; the one right now is really only designed for cheap
gethostbyname/gethostaddr emulation. If somebody wrote a design proposal for this (see 001-process.txt), that would
be great.

comment:4 Changed 10 years ago by nickm

Description: modified (diff)
Keywords: dns added
Milestone: post 0.2.1.xTor: unspecified

Moving to the unspecified milestone: it is not hurting anything for now, but it would be neat to fix as a part of any DNS revamp.

comment:5 Changed 8 years ago by nickm

Keywords: tor-relay added

comment:6 Changed 8 years ago by nickm

Component: Tor RelayTor

comment:7 Changed 3 years ago by nickm

Cc: Safari,nickmSafari, nickm
Keywords: prop219 added
Resolution: Nonewontfix
Severity: Normal
Status: newclosed

We'll get an implementation for this dubious feature if we eventually implement prop219, I guess. But I don't think we'd do this for its own sake; it's just silly.

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