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.

Recap: OARC 41 in Da Nang, Vietnam

Submitted by rebecca on Thu, 09/28/2023 - 00:42

An international gathering of DNS experts transcended geographical challenges and inclement weather, fostering a forum for the exchange of invaluable insights. As we reflect on this event, we request your participation in the workshop survey, open until October 1st. Delve further into the discussions and discoveries from OARC 41 in our comprehensive workshop summary []. Your input is crucial as we advance the DNS field.

Annual General Meeting and Call for Board Nominations

Submitted by rebecca on Fri, 08/11/2023 - 19:46

We are excited to announce that the DNS-OARC Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held on October 12, 2023 as an online only meeting. This event serves as a crucial moment for our organization, where members come together to discuss important matters, review the achievements of the past year, and shape the future of DNS-OARC.

OARC 41 & ICANN DNS Symposium - Registration and Venue

Submitted by rebecca on Tue, 07/11/2023 - 19:37

OARC 41 will be an online and in-person (Da Nang, Vietnam) hybrid workshop on September 6th and 7th, 2023, after "A Day of DNS Abuse Discussions" on September 4th and immediately following the ICANN DNS Symposium on September 5th in the same venue. Registration (free for both online and in-person) and accommodation booking are open. [ Full blog post ]

OARC 41: Location reveal ; CfP deadline extended

Submitted by rebecca on Fri, 06/09/2023 - 14:59

📣 Special Announcement for OARC41 which will be held in Da Nang, Vietnam!

The DNS-OARC Program Committee is extending the deadline for presentations to June 20th

📅 OARC 41 will be a two-day hybrid meeting, scheduled for September 6th and 7th. This year, it will be co-located with the ICANN DNS Symposium and hosted by VNNIC - Vietnam Internet Network Information Center - in Vietnam.