[dns-operations] Getting rid of ISP's recursive DNS servers? (Was: Eircom "DNS Attacks" ?

Florian Weimer fw at deneb.enyo.de
Sun Jul 19 09:50:47 UTC 2009

* Stephane Bortzmeyer:

> On Sun, Jul 19, 2009 at 09:18:29AM +0200,
>  Florian Weimer <fw at deneb.enyo.de> wrote 
>  a message of 18 lines which said:
>> > I wonder what do the root name server operators think about his
>> > suggestion?
>> Uhm, what have the roots got to do with it?
> Because, if any SOHO (and, why not, residential users) suddenly
> starts to have its own complete resolver, the load on root name
> servers (and TLD name servers) will increase (see Bill Manning's
> article for actual measurements).

I was under the impression that the root load consists mostly of junk
queries for non-existing parts of the tree.  Aren't those mostly
random and therefore not subject to caching anyway?

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