[Collisions] Collisions, smollisions!

Keith Mitchell keith at dns-oarc.net
Wed Jan 22 18:33:38 UTC 2014

On 01/22/2014 06:38 AM, Jim Reid wrote:

> Another point: while the DITL datasets are pretty much the only 
> repository of root DNS traffic, they only cover one day each year (or
> theresabouts). Traffic patterns may well be different on other days.
> Using that singular data source as the last word on name collision
> traffic would be like deciding how popular/busy a stadium is all year
> round by looking at the attendance on the day it hosts an Elvis
> concert. Though in the absence of any other data, the collision
> problem seems to be getting reduced to something nail-shaped for the
> DITL hammer.

Much as OARC is happy to do its bit to help by making the DITL data and
the means to analyze it available, I do have to +1 Jim to this
particular caveat on our resource. We'd certainly be open to ideas for
other types of data we could help collect.


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