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Re: Bug#958710: ITP: nss-tls -- encrypted glibc name resolving library which uses DNS-over-HTTPS (DoH)


On Sat, Apr 25, 2020, at 12:34 AM, Scott Kitterman wrote:
> On Friday, April 24, 2020 11:11:49 AM EDT Kan-Ru Chen wrote:
> > * Package name    : nss-tls Description     : encrypted glibc name
> >   resolving library which uses DNS-over-HTTPS (DoH)
> >
> > nss-tls is an alternative, encrypted name resolving library to use
> > with glibc, which uses DNS-over-HTTPS (DoH).
> Without knowing more that what is in the ITP, nss-tls seems like a counter-
> intuitive name for something that doesn't use TLS, but instead HTTPS.

Indeed, I agree it is counter-intuitive! If I am starting a new project
I would probably call it nss-doh or nss-https.

> Is this really the best name for the package?  Could you explain the
> background behind the name?

The only reason right now is because it's the name used by upstream. I
choose to keep the current name and mention DoH in the description to
help search.

I plan to ask upstream author if they intend to support DoT in the
future then the name makes a little more sense. Otherwise if they can
change the name to nss-https or something else to avoid confusion.


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