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Internet imbeciles, aka British ISP lobbyists, backtrack on dubbing Mozilla a villain for DNS-over-HTTPS support

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Re: Mozilla

In addition to the pier-to-pier problems mentioned above, there are some other problems you might see with that. Depending on cache policies and the definition for "recent" you're using, that could break various things, as many devices maintain their own caches and contact later. It could also be problematic in various less common but still existing situations, for example when a new remote server is spun up and is accessible only by its IP as a DNS name has not been assigned to it yet, or applications that contact their own remote services, as those might have addresses outside of DNS (for example, some programs with group usage, especially games, list servers on their own main system without using DNS).

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