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Saruman the White

Re: When DNS over https become the main

While I respect your opinion, it is being stated without any context of when TCP/IP was developed.

You have to keep in mind that TCP/IP was developed in the mid-70's, and at that time cryptographic technology was highly classified and treated as a weapon for export purposes. So yes - encryption *could* have been baked into the design of TCP/IP at a fundamental level, however doing so would have placed such massive legal constraints on it that it would have meant that the original ARPANET (which eventually grew into the Internet that we all know and love) would never have expanded outside of the shores of the USA. We would probably have seen some other technology fulfilling that role instead, one that would have been developed with the same legal constraints and hence have had the same flaws.

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