Bug 1751410 - Please consider privacy concerns and disable DoH (DNS over HTTPS) by force in time
Summary: Please consider privacy concerns and disable DoH (DNS over HTTPS) by force in...
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: firefox
Version: 32
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Martin Stransky
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2019-09-11 23:01 UTC by Jan Pokorný [poki]
Modified: 2021-05-25 15:06 UTC (History)
14 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: If docs needed, set a value
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2021-05-25 15:06:08 UTC
Type: Bug

Attachments (Terms of Use)

Description Jan Pokorný [poki] 2019-09-11 23:01:58 UTC
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.

[*] https://twitter.com/phessler/status/1171358689342697473

Comment 1 Jan Pokorný [poki] 2019-09-17 09:27:28 UTC
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.

Comment 2 Martin Stransky 2019-09-18 07:05:45 UTC
Yes, we're going to disable DoH by default for Fedora / RHEL.

Comment 3 Martin Stransky 2019-09-18 07:15:11 UTC
Added to firefox-69.0-10, may be released in upcoming 69.0.1 update.

Comment 4 Jan Pokorný [poki] 2019-09-18 08:32:06 UTC
Great to hear this, indeed, thanks for taking it seriously!

Comment 5 Ben Cotton 2020-02-11 17:43:30 UTC
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 32 development cycle.
Changing version to 32.

Comment 6 Fedora Program Management 2021-04-29 15:57:44 UTC
This message is a reminder that Fedora 32 is nearing its end of life.
Fedora will stop maintaining and issuing updates for Fedora 32 on 2021-05-25.
It is Fedora's policy to close all bug reports from releases that are no longer
maintained. At that time this bug will be closed as EOL if it remains open with a
Fedora 'version' of '32'.

Package Maintainer: If you wish for this bug to remain open because you
plan to fix it in a currently maintained version, simply change the 'version' 
to a later Fedora version.

Thank you for reporting this issue and we are sorry that we were not 
able to fix it before Fedora 32 is end of life. If you would still like 
to see this bug fixed and are able to reproduce it against a later version 
of Fedora, you are encouraged  change the 'version' to a later Fedora 
version prior this bug is closed as described in the policy above.

Although we aim to fix as many bugs as possible during every release's 
lifetime, sometimes those efforts are overtaken by events. Often a 
more recent Fedora release includes newer upstream software that fixes 
bugs or makes them obsolete.

Comment 7 Ben Cotton 2021-05-25 15:06:08 UTC
Fedora 32 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2021-05-25. Fedora 32 is
no longer maintained, which means that it will not receive any further
security or bug fix updates. As a result we are closing this bug.

If you can reproduce this bug against a currently maintained version of
Fedora please feel free to reopen this bug against that version. If you
are unable to reopen this bug, please file a new report against the
current release. If you experience problems, please add a comment to this

Thank you for reporting this bug and we are sorry it could not be fixed.

Note You need to log in before you can comment on or make changes to this bug.