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OARC Degraded Service

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

  • portal.dns-oarc.net, indico.dns-oarc.net

Submitted by keith on Mon, 2014-01-27 20:39 categories [ ]

OARC Programme Committee

Programme Committee Members

DNS-OARC has a Programme Committee of 7 volunteers whos role is to solicit and review material for OARC Workshops and other meetings. The current members are:

Name Organization Role
Geoff Huston
Submitted by keith on Wed, 2013-12-18 22:06 categories [ ]

OARC Presentations

OARC Presentations

OARC has a number of presentation it has made in the past

Submitted by admin on Mon, 2013-12-09 18:21 categories [ ]

2013 Collisions Project DITL Analysis

The Collisions group did a large amount of mining on the raw DITL data. What follows is information on using the processed data from that work, as well as notes made during the processing.

Roy Hooper from Demand Media started this data processing process. Kevin White from JAS Global Advisors contributed additional features.

Available Datasets

At the time of this work, there were eight years of DITL data available, 2006-2013. Each year has been processed, with two different sets of results files created. Each different set has the same data rows in it, the difference is what files the data are stored in:

  • intermediate: one file for each original source pcap file
  • by-tld: one file for each new proposed TLD
Submitted by kwhite@dns-oarc.net on Fri, 2013-10-25 19:50 categories [ ]

2013 OARC Elections

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:

  • Existing Board member Peter Koch's (DENIC) two-year term has ended
  • Existing Board member Matt Pounsett's (Afilias) two-year term has ended.
  • A proposed resolution will convert the appointed Board seat currently reserved for the Secretariat Director, held by Suzanne Woolf (ISC) to an elected at-Large seat.
Submitted by keith@ on Mon, 2013-09-30 21:15 categories [ ]

ICANN Makes Major Infrastructure Donation to DNS-OARC


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 [ ]

DNS-OARC Supports High-Risks Strings Collisions Studies


Submitted by keith on Wed, 2013-09-25 13:26 categories [ ]

Verisign Make Major Donation in Support of DNS-OARC

DNS-OARC is pleased to announce that we have received a substantial one-off donation from Verisign to assist with OARC development.

This, together with future member meeting sponsorship support as well as higher than expected rates of member upgrades and premium renewals, has allowed us to revise our 2013 budget on a notably increased revenue base.

Verisign's donation is being used for two main purposes:

  • to increase the staff time available to devote to OARC operations and development, now a total of 1.75 FTE
  • to purchase new server hardware including support of services to the DNS Root Operators

Submitted by keith on Tue, 2013-07-23 19:24 categories [ ]

OARC Fall 2013 Workshop (Phoenix)

DNS-OARC is pleased to announce that its 2013 Fall Workshop and Member AGM will take place in Phoenix, Arizona, USA on the 5th and 6th October.

This will be held in co-operation with the subsequent NANOG59 meeting, and we are grateful to NANOG and ICANN for their support of our workshop.

Submitted by keith on Tue, 2013-07-23 18:16 categories [ ]

Maintenance Work at the DNS-OARC

Starting in early June and over the next few months, the DNS-OARC will be engaged in a program to augment and replace its systems to support its various services. The upgrades are intended to accommodate user and collaborator demand for the long term as the DNS-OARC experiences growth, both in the collection, storage and analysis of data as well as in the use of its tools by the Internet public.

Please pardon the occasional outages in the interim that you may encounter - it's a work in progress, but important work nonetheless.

Submitted by admin on Fri, 2013-07-19 16:07 categories [ ]