A key part of DNS-OARC's mission is to develop, maintain and host various software tools for DNS data collection, measurement and analysis. You can find a list of these tools below, with their source code and development management at OARC's site on Github.
Here are some development highlights from the past two months surrounding packages, new features and a new tool. [ Read More ]
PacketQ, an analysis tool used to inspect DNS traffic, was developed by The Internet Foundation in Sweden, IIS, and maintained until 2014. IIS has now donated the program to the Domain Name System Operations Analysis and Research Center, DNS-OARC. [ Read More ]
With the assistance of its members and friends (especially AFNIC, RIPE, Paul Vixie, Duane Wessels, Peter Koch and Paul Hoffman) DNS-OARC has assembled a historical archive of the DNS root zone dating back to June 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:
Here are some development highlights from the past two months surrounding APIs, Check My DNS and releases. [ Read More ]
A Day in the Life of the Internet is a large-scale data collection project initially undertaken by CAIDA and subsequently by OARC every year since 2006. This year, the DITL collection will take place in April. If you would like to participate by collecting and contributing DNS packet captures, please subscribe to the DITL mailing list.
Here are some development highlights from the past two months surrounding continuous testing, modular code and a new tool called dumdumd. [ Read More ]
With 2017 approaching here are some DNS-OARC development updates, as previously mentioned these updates will be sent out on a monthly or bi-monthly basis and will contain highlights of the current development work being done at DNS-OARC. [ Read More ]
Check My DNS is a custom developed DNS nameserver that creates dynamic delegated subdomains to enable clients to query for never-seen-before resource records in order to support a general-purpose framework for testing DNS resolvers.