[dns-operations] Please contribute data to OARC!

Eric Brunner-Williams brunner at nic-naa.net
Tue Feb 2 16:22:15 UTC 2010

On 2/2/10 8:41 AM, Matt Larson wrote:
> On Mon, 01 Feb 2010, bert hubert wrote:
>> I want to thank many anonymous operators who supplied graphs with
>> spectacular, or no, peaks in them.  While I'm happy&  grateful they shared,
>> it is quite sad that 'shareholder accountability' now means that this all
>> has to happen off the record!
> I share Bert's dismay that this interesting data is off the record.

I too. What is more, I am dismayed that "security and stability" can 
be conceptualized without data, and the non-technical barriers to data 
collection ignored.


> It's ironic that we're discussing reluctance to share data on an OARC
> mailing list, because data sharing is exactly one of the reasons why
> OARC was created in the first place!  It would be wonderful if the
> operators who contacted Bert would feel secure in submitting data to
> Here are some important facts about submitting data to OARC that you
> might not be aware of:
> 1. You don't have to be an OARC member to contribute data.
> OARC has a lightweight data sharing agreement to make it easy for
> non-members to share data.  It's one page long and understandable by
> non-lawyers; please see
> https://www.dns-oarc.net/files/agreements/OARC-proprietary-data.pdf.
> 2. Your data remains your property.
> 3. OARC doesn't disclose your raw data unless you say it's OK.
> 4. OARC is allowed to analyze your data, but OARC won't mention you by
> name in any public analysis unless you say it's OK.
> So please consider sharing your interesting DNS operational data with
> If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.  If,
> despite the above, you still can't or don't want to share data with
> OARC, I'd be grateful if you'd let me know why so we can make OARC
> better and more useful.
> With my OARC hat on,
> Matt Larson
> Chairman of the Board, OARC, Inc.
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