[dns-operations] lot's of .local traffic

Florian Weimer fweimer at bfk.de
Mon Jul 25 10:25:25 UTC 2011

* William F. Maton Sotomayor:

> Judging from other traffic like this, it seems to be iJunk generated
> from various iThings.  Is a lot of this traffic running up to the
> roots by any chance?

I think it's the opposite: mDNS deployment hides a fair share of .local
traffic from the resolver infrastructure and the root.  Several mDNS
implementations essentially hijack .local, so that regular DNS
resolution is no longer possible for such names.

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