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04 Feb, 2016 03:31 PM
A Tale of Using Public DNS Servers in Iran — Part 1 by Babak Farrokhi — last modified 05 Oct, 2017 06:16 PM

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.

K-root Reachability in the Middle East and Central Asia by Babak Farrokhi — last modified 17 Oct, 2016 08:55 AM

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?

Operator Level DNS Hijacking by Babak Farrokhi — last modified 05 Oct, 2017 06:00 PM

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.