Following my recent research on DNS hijacking and the cases I have personally observed, I wondered whether this is a common practice among the operators. With the help of RIPE Atlas, I started to think of a solution to figure out whether such practice is widespread in other areas of the world. … Read more
Babak Farrokhi is a Unix Hacker and Networking Expert with over 18 years of experience in internet services in Iran. His expertise includes IP Networking, BGP, DNS, Internet Performance, System Scalability and Network Security. He provides consulting services and develops products and services related to his expertise.
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There are about 600 DNS root server instances deployed around the world. But does everyone have an equal level of access to a root server in their region? Are they fairly distributed? Do all major (and country level) network operators recognise the value in deploying (or peering with) a root server in their network?… Read more
Following my research on DNS reachability and performance, I found interesting results for specific domain names.… Read more
This is the second part in a series of articles looking at the use of DNS servers in Iran. For the second part I will continue measuring performance and reachability for two more sets of DNS resolvers: TIC and Verisign.… Read more
While most Internet users are not aware of the importance of DNS resolution in their overall web browsing experience, they often complain about shortage of bandwidth when experiencing sluggish Internet connectivity. It is no surprise that most of the service providers also ignore this fact by redirecting their customer DNS traffic to public DNS servers. … Read more