Recently we have seen an increase in the frequency of excessive traffic towards the RIPE NCC DNS infrastructure. Our servers generally absorb peak loads without an impact on our DNS services. However, to be better prepared for extreme traffic floods, we will work with an external party to provide additional DNS service capacity for serving the ripe.net zone.
Romeo works for the RIPE NCC. He is manager of the Global Information Infrastructure team responsible for RIPE NCC DNS Services (e.g. K-root), Routing Information Services (RIS) and RIPE NCC's Hadoop storage platform, powering RIPEstat and RIPE Atlas.
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In this report we provide some more details about the incidents of 30 November and 1 December 2015, as seen from the K-root environment. We also share some of the lessons we took away from this event.
In April this year we announced that K-root would open up for expansion to new locations. Since then we have added 17 additional K-root hosted nodes. Now is a good point in the expansion of K-root for us to provide a short update.
We're getting ready to expand K-root coverage, and we'll soon be inviting interested members of the community to express their interest in hosting their own K-root node. Learn more about how we propose expanding the network, what the requirements are for hosting your own K-root node, and the projected timeline.
We have redesigned the K-root architecture for our hosted nodes, formerly known as K-root local instances. System architecture and network setup have been simplified a lot. This will reduce our management effort for K-root and reduce costs for K-root hosts.