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July 20, 2010, 12:05:21 PM

I had a (very) quick scout around here for the reason why transactions sent to an IP addresses do not understand DNS.

Is there a technical reason, are we worried about DNS spoofing?

Or is the code for name resolution just not implemented yet?

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July 22, 2010, 01:34:38 AM

The original reason was fear of DNS spoofing, combined with the belief that thransactions to IP addresses are fundamentally insecure. There's no secure handshaking (and can't be, short of something like SSL, which is pretty heavyweight), so you don't know who your coins are going to. Essentially, the IP system was just created for local testing and sending coins around your local network, not for any larger use.

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