Friday, January 24, 2003

DNS Traffic Analysis Results

From this article:

Scientists at the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) at UCSD analyzing traffic to one of the 13 Domain Name System (DNS) “root” servers at the heart of the Internet found that the server spends the majority of its time dealing with unnecessary queries.

The paper explains what is happening and offers recommendations. Observations made at one server for one day don't conform to rigorous statistical norms, but the findings are interesting nevertheless. slashdot is discussing the findings.

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