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Comment Re:Hosts files do a better job for less (Score 1) 406

I said geolocation only needs an ip address. They can get your address from any means that you uses to connect to them whether that be dns lookups or connecting to their web servers. Who said anything about "to be good"? The do cdn to deliver content to their customers faster. Say there's two websites with the same kind of content, one takes 5 seconds to load and the other takes 30 seconds to load, which would you rather visit?

Comment Re:Hosts files do a better job for less (Score 1) 406

You have to connect to their server to get the web page. They get your ip address from that (obviously since they need it to send the data back to you). They don't need a cdn or dns request to do geolocation, all they need is for you to connect to their server. You aren't using facts you're using smoke and mirrors to misdirect.

Comment Re:Hosts files do a better job for less (Score 2) 406

CDN introduces the possibility of tracking? What are you joking? You have to connect to their server at some point to get the web page, they can just track you then. Why would they spend all this money building a cdn infrastructure to do something they could do on their web server? This is why I ask you for details and this is why you won't give them. Because there's nothing behind your claims, they're hollow, when you try to go deeper it becomes obvious.

Comment Re:Hosts files do a better job for less (Score 1) 406

Still wait for you to say how building data centers all over the world helps them track people.

You keep accusing me of being an advertiser so I'll make an accusation of my own. You're apk and you're shilling for your own product. That's why you keep mentioning him and his product instead of using the generic term hosts file like I have been.

Comment Re:Hosts files do a better job for less (Score 2) 406

When did I lose? OpenDNS maybe patched against one form of dns spoofing but not all of them. And all the other things I asked still apply but you conveniently ignored them. And I said that other anonymous coward said something stupid. I never said this anonymous coward was stupid. I mean really can't you tell the difference between these two anonymous cowards?

Comment Re:Hosts files do a better job for less (Score 2) 406

You just repeated what you've already said. You're arguing with yourself over local cached resolution being faster because I never said or claimed anything about that.

Let me spell it out for you. CDN is faster in the sense that downloading something from a server 10 miles from you is faster than downloading something from a server 10 thousand miles from you. They decide which server to direct you to by geolocating your ip address in the dns request.

Comment Re:Hosts files do a better job for less (Score 1) 406

So this program put the address in your host file and it's running on your computer? Where does it get the addresses from? How do you know you can trust them?

How about you stop accusing me of half truths and start giving some truths of your own. I'm asking you for details and this is all you give me? I mean seriously one sentence with 8 words for details and the rest of your post is marketing buzz words and ad hominem.

Comment Re:Hosts files do a better job for less (Score 1) 406

How do those hardcoded favorites get in your host file? Who puts them there? Can they keep a log of which sites are your favorites? (obviously they can). Why are their addresses more trust worthy? Aren't they just getting the addresses from dns as well? So couldn't they be fooled they same way you could be? etc. etc. etc.

I see a lot of buzz words in your posts but not many details. How about you go into the details and explain exactly how it's better and why it's not vulnerable to this stuff.

Comment Re:Hosts files do a better job for less (Score 1) 406

Except that it doesn't actually fix the problem, you're still getting the address from dns now you're just caching it for a while. In fact you could make things worse if you get a bad address in your host file depending on how often you update it. Why don't you cut out the useless step and use a protocol that authenticates the source like dnssec or tls with pinned certs.

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