Technical Report 1110003

Title: Behavior of DNS' Top Talkers, a .com/.net View
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Authors: Eric Osterweil
Danny McPherson
Steve DiBenedetto
Christos Papadopoulos
Dan Massey
Date: 2011-09-14
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Abstract: This paper provides the first systematic study of DNS data taken from one of the 13 servers for the .com/.net registry. DNS Generic Top Level Domains such .com and .net serve resolvers from throughout the Internet and respond to billions of DNS queries every day. This study uses gTLD data to characterize the DNS resolver population and profile DNS query types. The results show a small and relatively stable set of resolvers (i.e. the top-talkers) constitute 90% of the overall traffic. The results provide a basis for understanding for this critical Internet service, insights on typical resolver behaviors and the use of IPv6 in DNS, and provides a foundation for further study of DNS behavior.
                author = {Eric Osterweil and Danny McPherson and Steve DiBenedetto and Christos Papadopoulos and Dan Massey},
                title = {Behavior of DNS' Top Talkers, a .com/.net View},
                booktitle = {Verisign Labs Technical Reports},
                number = {1110003 version 1},
                year = {2011},