[dns-operations] Upcoming DITL 2023 collection
matt at dns-oarc.net
Thu Feb 23 20:38:33 UTC 2023
OARC is beginning planning for the 2023 Day in the Life (DITL) collection.
Community DNS operators who wish to participate in the collection, and have
not already done so, should join the ditl at lists.dns-oarc.net mailing list
in the next week or so. Announcements will be made in early February, on the
DITL mailing list, regarding the specifics of this year's collection. This is
the only notice about the collection that will be sent to this list.
A reminder that the DITL mailing list has a strict “no spectators” policy.
Only contributors to the collection will be permitted to subscribe.
About the Day in the Life Collection
Every year, DNS OARC runs a data collection event known as the Day in the Life
collection. DNS operators from around the globe run packet captures over the
same 48 hour period, and contribute them to the community for ongoing research
into the activity of the global DNS. DITL data gathered will be made
available to OARC Members and to researchers under the terms of the OARC Data
Sharing Agreement. Research using the data sets has strict requirements
regarding aggregation and anonymization, and is always made public.
OARC seeks to receive contributions from root server operators, TLD operators,
AS112 server operators, operators of other significant authoritative zones
(such as RIR reverse zones and major commercial services), and recursive
Although there are no hard and fast limits, we hope to see contributions from
recursive services with clients in the high hundreds to low tens of thousands
of clients. Recursive operators such as universities, small to medium sized
ISPs, and large enterprises are ideal. Recursive server collections are always
made “above” the server, between the recursive and authoritative, and not
between the recursive and the end-user, so end-user privacy should not be an
More information about the DITL collections can be found here:
DNS-OARC Systems Engineering
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