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

William F. Maton Sotomayor wmaton at ryouko.imsb.nrc.ca
Wed Jul 27 21:37:45 UTC 2011

On Wed, 27 Jul 2011, George Michaelson wrote:

>>  com
>>  net
>>  arpa
>>  local
>>  org
> Duane, thats critically useful information. If .arpa and .local are 
>that high in the set, then the requests outstanding in dnsops for 
>delegations into AS112 project are really quite justified

+1.  I'd like to see more numbers like these from the root operators to 
have a peek at thejunk load.  George, is there a link to the IPv6 junk 
load you see?

> (I have a draft awaiting WG adoption for the bogons in ip6.arpa, and William Sotomeyor has one for a number of bogons in in-addr.arpa)

Ehm?  Yes that's correct. I'm about to let loose a newer document that is 
a direct instruction similar to George's on those remaining IPv4 zones 
that Mark Andrew's local-zones RFC covers and drops some observational 
material that will go into a separate doc.

Over on the as112-ops mailing list there's been some flirtation with 
popping junk TLDs into that draft, but I elected to keep those off for now 
given the contentious nature of TLDs in general.  The question has however 
come up before and I think one or two root operators in the past have said 
they'd like this traffic to be off-loaded.


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