[dns-operations] Exactly simultaneous PowerDNS Recursor Crashes in a number of places

bert hubert bert.hubert at netherlabs.nl
Thu Jan 28 21:40:53 UTC 2010

On Thu, Jan 28, 2010 at 09:58:55PM +0100, bert hubert wrote:
> On the 28th of January 03:40:44 CET (28th of January 02:40:44 UTC, 27th of
> January 21:40:44 EST, plus or minus 2 seconds), two very large PowerDNS
> Recursor deployments, at completely unrelated companies on two different
> continents, saw simultaneous crashes of a large part of their PowerDNS
> Recursor Server Farm.
> A second wave happened around 14:45 CET.

Reports are now coming in from a variety of large DNS operators of huge
traffic spikes (up to 100kqps/server) being observed exactly on both of
these timestamps.

This appears to be entirely unrelated to PowerDNS.

So - did anyone else observe traffic spikes on their resolvers at that time?


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