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- Subject: Re: [opennic-discuss] Opennic Application
- Date: Sun, 25 Feb 2018 14:42:51 -0800
I agree that this is good stuff. There are
many people out there who could use it.
It is hard for those of us who make system
configuration changes to imagine how this
can be a difficult thing for many people,
but the fact is that it is common to balk
at such things.
Personally, I'm not happy with some of the
decisions that were made about the design
of the internet when it started. I don't
blame the original designers since they couldn't
have known how things were to develop. However
now we're left with DNS being tied to the
operating system and not to any and all users.
The telephone system inadvertently got it right,
although for all the wrong reasons. But in that
world users have always enjoyed the freedom of
using whatever lookup source (phone book) they
wanted - including different local commercial
versions as well as many of their own making.
On Sun, 25 Feb 2018 21:45:03 +0100
Megan Parat <megan.parat AT yahoo.com> wrote:
> I think it's a great idea.
> There have been projects for a desktop app in the past
> (see DNS Wizards on the wiki's homepage).
> Some are older than others, but I don't know if any has a
> solid userbase.
> On a side note, I think these "wizards" should be worked
> on more. Some haven't been updated in a while, others
> don't automate/integrate too well...
> On 02/23/2018 11:31 AM, Wil wrote:
> > Hi,
> > It’s been a while since I started to follow the OpenNic
> > project. But except one or two Tiers 2 servers, I
> > didn’t contribute that much.
> > There were a discussion about how we could « improve »
> > the number of users, still keeping in mind the purpose
> > of the project (democratic, censorship, etc…).
> > So why not a desktop application ?
> > Even if there is a browser extension, what about all
> > other dns requests…
> > It looks like except for OpenDNS, there’s no such
> > thing. Maybe a security issue ? Honestly, I don't
> > really understand why. Well, there are many
> > explanations on internet on how to manually change the
> > system settings. But for everyday people (like my
> > oncle, my mom or the neighbor), many doesn't want to
> > play with this. And if at the beginning, I did the
> > manipulation for them, I quickly realized that due to
> > the way OpenNic Tiers 2 come and go (and that’s
> > normal), I can't afford to do this all day long.
> > So I’m trying to do it myself.
> > First of all, I have to insist that I’m not a
> > developper ! I didn't have any developer training.
> > Don’t be rude, right. I took some time to read one or
> > two books and picked here and there code from tutorials.
> > Of course, it’s still in beta and there’s a lot to do.
> > Like update, wiki, download page, a clean code, etc…
> > But before going further, I would like to have your
> > opinion about this.
> > Is it, above all, a good idea ?
> > What about security issue ?
> > I absolutely don’t want to mess with the good opinion
> > OpenNic already has. So if you guys thing it should be
> > dropped, I will delete this from GitHub right away.
> > Any comment will be helpfull :
> > https://github.com/mandrag0ra/opennic-desktop
> > Thanks,
> > Wil.
> > /Moment léger au hasard// :/
> > « Faites attention, la statistique est toujours la
> > troisième forme du mensonge. » Jacques Chirac
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