Having just read
I think that if Fedora means it seriously to treat its audience as
Friends, it would be indeed in its best intention to follow the
OpenBSD's lead[*] and disable said technology by force till there's
time (till it's not enabled en masse). Not to speak of concerns
related to GDPR (saying as an EU citizen).
Interested users could still opt in if they wish so.
Such a change, relying on principles the internet used to work upon
since it's dawn and gradually evolved (DNSSEC), could hardly be
viewed as intrusive.
How to do that in terms of about:config settings is described in said
Thanks for consideration.
Also consider the whole-distro perspective, please.
A particular program should not circumvent system-wide policy,
especially when a slight confidentiality is at stake as mentioned.
Relying solely on libc currently enforces this system-wide policy.
In the actuality for the past few years, the distro works in exactly
the opposite direction, see
and follow-ups during the subsequent Fedora releases.
Firefox would just throw a wrench into these well meant efforts to
make the overall (security sensitive) behaviour unified and hence
effectively comprehensible by the system administrator.
This aspect needs to be taken account as well. It may come the time
the distro policy will be to have a local DNS resolver capable
of DoH by default, with reasonable opt-in end-points in the offer.
The technology as such is not evil. Pushing that unconditionally
down the throat of the users of an isolated program ... well, can be.
Yes, we're going to disable DoH by default for Fedora / RHEL.
Added to firefox-69.0-10, may be released in upcoming 69.0.1 update.
Great to hear this, indeed, thanks for taking it seriously!
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 32 development cycle.
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