- 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's legal entity does business in California, and our physical infrastructure and finances are run from the San Francisco Bay area. Due to a recent change in arrangements, OARC is seeking a new provider of physical office services in the area, effective immediately.
We're seeking a number of things, they need not all come from the same organization, but OARC Members local to the area are preferred if possible:
During the 2016 OARC Annual General Meeting OARC Members will be electing three seats on the OARC Board of Directors. The seats becoming available are doing so on the following basis:
- DNS generally uses the connectionless User Datagram Protocol (UDP) as its transport.
- Many autonomous systems allow source-spoofed packets to enter their network.
- There is no shortage of Open Resolvers on the Internet.
Please be advised that DNS-OARC will be relocating its equipment and services to a new facility during next week starting this Saturday, May 14th through Wednesday the 18th. There will be multiple sporadic outages during this time affecting ALL services and ALL systems as a result.
Participation RequirementsThere are no strict participation requirements.
ICANN's Root Server System Advisory Committee has recently defined two standards, including RSSAC 002 , designed to obtain a baseline of the metrics for the Root Zone, specifically so that root operators can detect and mitigate any abnormalities in the performance of the DNS Root Server System as it continues to grow and develop.