Feb 8 – 9, 2024 Workshop
Embassy Suites Charlotte Uptown
US/Eastern timezone

DNS Benchmarking 101: Essentials and Common Pitfalls

Feb 9, 2024, 11:45 AM
Salon A/B (Embassy Suites Charlotte Uptown)

Salon A/B

Embassy Suites Charlotte Uptown

401 East Martin Luther King Jr Blvd Charlotte NC 28202 United States
In-Person Standard Presentation Main Session OARC 42 Day 2


Petr Špaček (Internet Systems Consortium (ISC))


How to meaningfully benchmark DNS systems?

We will cover the main methodological differences between:

  • resolvers
  • authoritative servers
  • normal traffic
  • DoS traffic

By end of the talk the audience will learn which tools are suitable for what scenarios and how to avoid the most common pitfalls.

If you prefer lengthy wording, here it is!

Discover the art of conducting meaningful DNS system benchmarks as we delve into the intricacies of methodology. This talk will explore the key methodological distinctions among resolvers, authoritative servers, normal traffic, and DoS traffic.

Join us in unraveling the mysteries of suitable tools for various scenarios. Learn how to navigate the landscape of DNS benchmarking with insights into the most common pitfalls and valuable strategies to avoid them. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced professional, this session will equip you with the knowledge to benchmark DNS systems effectively.

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Petr Špaček (Internet Systems Consortium (ISC))

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