Introduction to DNS-OARC

Submitted by admin on Thu, 07/03/2008 - 22:40
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:
  • Information Sharing. DNS-OARC provides a trusted, shared platform to allow the DNS operations community to share information and data. Stringent confidentiality requirements and secure communications mean that proprietary information can be shared on a bilateral basis.
  • Operational Characterization. As Internet traffic levels continue to grow, the demand on root and other key nameservers will outgrow the current infrastructure: this year's DDoS attack traffic levels will become next year's steady state load. DNS-OARC measures the performance and load of key nameservers and publish statistics on both traffic load and traffic type (including error types).
  • Workshops. DNS-OARC organizes semi-annual workshops where members and the public are invited to give presentations on timely topics relevant to DNS both operations and research.
  • Analysis. Leading researchers and developers provide long-term analysis of DNS performance and post-mortems of attacks so that institutional learning occurs. A well-provisioned system allows members to upload traces and logs, and to perform their own analysis.
  • Tools and Services. As vulnerabilities and DNS problems come to light, DNS-OARC develops publicly available tools and services to assist with highlighting, diagnosing, and remedying such problems.

OARC 2018 Board Election Results

The following individuals were re/elected to the OARC Board for 2-year terms:

  • Jacques Latour (CIRA)
  • George Michaelson (APNIC)
  • Jaromir Talir (CZ.NIC)

OARC would like to congratulate the successful candidates, and thank Paul Ebersman for being willing to stand for election.

 

All 3 of the AGM special resolutions, and the resolutions to approve the 2017 Audited Financial Statements and 2017 AGM Minutes were passed unopposed, including the necessary quorate super-majority required for Special Resolution 1 to amend the Bylaws.

Conduct Policy

Submitted by keith on Mon, 04/09/2018 - 20:25

DNS-OARC Conduct Policy

DNS-OARC's member community and workshops exist as an open environment which encourages information sharing and learning, to build an inclusive and welcoming community between the professionals who enable, operate and study the Internet's Domain Name System.

By participating in OARC activities, whether online, or in person at an OARC workshop, you are confirming your commitment to follow these principles.