Sep 28 – 29, 2020 AGM
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A new traffic capture and visualisation tool for IMRS

Sep 29, 2020, 2:30 PM
Standard Presentation Online Workshop OARC 33 Day 2


Jim Hague (Sinodun)


The ICANN managed root server system (IMRS) receives around 15 billion queries per day and a new system for traffic capture and visualisation has recently been developed. The traffic capture utilises the C-DNS (Compacted-DNS) format standardised in RFC8618 and uploads this data to a ClickHouse based data storage system. This system is capable of holding both raw C-DNS data and aggregated data (for efficient storage and visualisation). A Grafana front end is used to provide a flexible and fast visualisation of the data. This talk will provide an overview of the underlying architecture, Clickhouse integration and the Grafana front end.

Postponement (Please leave blank)

  • [Jan] September date works for the speaker.
  • Happy to do present at postponed OARC 33 or a virtual OARC 33.
  • Remote presentation for mini-OARC or other OARC activity is possible depending on the exact timing.
    -This applies to both of the submissionsmade (14 and 15). For a meeting in Feb 2021 (OARC 34) would probably submit different topics.
Talk Duration 20 minutes

Primary author

Jim Hague (Sinodun)

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