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Cloudflare 推出 的 DNS Resolver 服務

Cloudflare 推出了 上的 DNS Resolver 服務:「Announcing the fastest, privacy-first consumer DNS service」,主打項目是隱私以及效能。

然後因為這個 IP 的特殊性,上面有不少奇怪的流量... 而 Cloudflare 跟 APNIC 交換條件後取得這個 IP address 的使用權 (然後 anycast 發出去):

APNIC's research group held the IP addresses and While the addresses were valid, so many people had entered them into various random systems that they were continuously overwhelmed by a flood of garbage traffic. APNIC wanted to study this garbage traffic but any time they'd tried to announce the IPs, the flood would overwhelm any conventional network.

We talked to the APNIC team about how we wanted to create a privacy-first, extremely fast DNS system. They thought it was a laudable goal. We offered Cloudflare's network to receive and study the garbage traffic in exchange for being able to offer a DNS resolver on the memorable IPs. And, with that, was born.

Cloudflare 做了效能比較表 (與 Google Public DNSOpenDNS 比較),可以看到平均速度快不少:

在台灣的話,HiNet 非固定制 (也就是 PPPoE 連線的使用者) 連到 有奇怪的 latency:

可以比較同一台機器對 的反應速度:

不過如果你是 HiNet 固定制 (固 2 或是固 6 IP 那種,不透過 PPPoE,直接設定 IP address 使用 bridge mode 連線的使用者),兩者的 latency 就差不多,不知道是 Google 還是 HiNet 的架構造成的。

另外比較奇怪的一點是在文章最後面提到的,理論上不會發 IP-based 的 SSL certificate 才對?不知道 CEO 老大是有什麼誤解... XD

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Update:查了資料發現是可以發的,只是大多數的 CA 沒有提供而已...