The DNS Operations, Analysis, and Research Center (DNS-OARC) brings together key operators, implementors, and researchers on a trusted platform so they can coordinate responses to attacks and other concerns, share information and learn together.
DNS-OARC has five key functions:
DNS-OARC participants fall into one or more of the following categories:
To inquire about membership, or for any other questions, please contact the OARC Admin.
Submitted by wessels on Thu, 2008-07-03 22:40.
OARC's TLDmon uses Nagios to monitor operational characteristics of authoritative nameservers for the Root Zone and all Top Level Domains. TLDmon checks for authoritative answers, EDNS support, lame delegations, consistent NS RR sets, open resolvers, expired RRSIGs, matching serial numbers, and TCP support. As the Domain Name System continues its evolution, it becomes increasingly important that these critical nameservers are configured correctly.
Submitted by admin on Sun, 2014-03-23 14:45. categories [ ]
With the assistance of its members and friends (especially AFNIC, RIPE, former OARC Secretariat Paul Vixie, and Paul Hoffman) DNS-OARC has assembled a historical archive of the DNS root zone dating back to July 1999. This Root Zone Archive is a part of our larger project, the Zone File Repository.
Root Zone Trends
The following graph shows trends in the contents of the root zone:
Submitted by admin on Sat, 2014-02-22 15:23. categories [ ]
Update: As of 06:00 PST 2014-01-28, we believe all OARC services have been fully restored. Please contact us if you see anything not working as expected.
The failure of a power supply distribution component at our Redwood City location caused a number of OARC servers to crash late on Sunday 26th January. As a consequence, various OARC services are unavailable until we can restore these servers. The affected servers have been moved to alternate power supplies until we are able to repair/replace the supply to the impacted rack, and we are working to restore services from backups, with a current estimate of Wed/Thu 29th/30th Jan to complete this.
The following services are affected
Submitted by keith on Mon, 2014-01-27 20:39. categories [ ]
The following candidates were elected to the OARC Board for 2-year terms:
OARC welcomes and congratulates the new Board members on their successful election.
We thank the unsuccessful candidates:
for their willingness to stand for election.
OARC wishes to express its significant gratitude to the outgoing Board members Peter Koch and Suzanne Woolf for their long-standing service.
Submitted by keith@ on Sun, 2013-10-06 22:53.
During the 2013 OARC Annual General Meeting we will be electing potentially three seats on the OARC Board of Directors. The seats becoming available are doing so on the following basis:
Submitted by keith@ on Mon, 2013-09-30 21:15. categories [ ]
Submitted by keith on Wed, 2013-09-25 13:47.
DNS-OARC is pleased to announce we have received a substantial one-off equipment donation from the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN).
This is allowing OARC members to perform analysis on OARC's Day in the Life of the Internet (DITL) data-set, to gain a deeper understanding of the results of ICANN's " High-Risk Strings Collisions" study.
Submitted by keith on Wed, 2013-09-25 13:44. categories [ ]
Submitted by keith on Wed, 2013-09-25 13:26. categories [ ]
The DNS-OARC 2013 Annual General Meeting will take place on the 5th of October during the members-only session at the start of OARC's Fall 2013 Workshop, in Chandler, Arizona, USA.
Submitted by keith on Tue, 2013-09-24 19:25.
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