Adding DNS resolving features into Core

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karakozov
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Adding DNS resolving features into Core

Post by karakozov » Tue Oct 30, 2018 8:47 pm

This was also posted as an issue to Github repo -> https://github.com/namecoin/namecoin-core/issues/270

Namecoin Core in its current form is lacking of DNS resolving features. It's a little odd to not have this feature while the entire project is about being an alternative, decentralized DNS for people.

Why do users also need to setup and configure other specialized software to resolve .bit domains? This is something like using Bitcoin Core without wallet features and using another software for sending and receiving payments. Users should be able to enable/disable .bit DNS resolving easily from the Core GUI.

Don't know how hard it is technically, I'm suggesting to integrate DNS resolving features into Core.

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Re: Adding DNS resolving features into Core

Post by domob » Wed Oct 31, 2018 7:11 am

Actually, the core project is not only about having a decentralised DNS - it is about having a generic decentralised name/value storage with human-readable names. Using that for building a DNS is the initial application for which it was built, but there are other applications as well. So it does make sense that the core daemon itself does not include DNS-specific stuff.

But of course there is nothing stopping anyone from building a single "installer package" that contains both the core daemon and a DNS resolver, without the user even noticing that they have two different processes running.
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Re: Adding DNS resolving features into Core

Post by biolizard89 » Tue Nov 06, 2018 7:30 pm

domob wrote:
Wed Oct 31, 2018 7:11 am
But of course there is nothing stopping anyone from building a single "installer package" that contains both the core daemon and a DNS resolver, without the user even noticing that they have two different processes running.
This is exactly what ncdns-nsis is, by the way. We'd certainly welcome similar metapackages for other OS's.
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