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.

Happy New Year! / 2023 Programme Committee

Submitted by denesh on Thu, 01/05/2023 - 00:10

Happy New Year from OARC! 

The OARC Board decided to renew the appointments of *all* the existing PC members for 2023, in recognition of their strong and successful efforts through 2022. The Board made the exceptional decision to temporarily increase the size of the PC for 2023 to 8... [ Full blog post ]

OARC 40 (Hybrid) ; Atlanta, GA, USA

Submitted by denesh on Sat, 12/24/2022 - 01:51

OARC 40 will be an online and in-person (Atlanta, GA, USA) hybrid workshop on February 16th and 17th, 2022, after NANOG 87 ends in the same venue. Registration (for both online and in-person), accommodation booking and Call for Presentations are open. [ Full blog post ]

OARC 38 (Hybrid) ; Philadelphia, PA, USA

Submitted by mike on Tue, 06/28/2022 - 15:28

OARC 38 is planned as an online and in-person (Philadelphia, PA, USA) hybrid workshop on July 30th and 31st, 2022, after IETF 114 ends in the same venue. Registration (for both online and in-person) and accommodation booking is now open. [ Full blog post ]