Measurements and Statistics
After the RIPE NCC implemented a system that checks for lame DNS servers in the part of the DNS tree the RIPE NCC maintains I was curious to find out how big a problem DNS lameness really is. I wrote a tool and presented it at the DNS WG during RIPE 59 in Lisbon.
If you were looking at the RIPE Labs site this week, you might be interested to know that you were not the only one.
The current version (v0.1) knows only about IPv4 address space. We went for the most difficult part first. ASNs and IPv6 address space will follow (please note the follow-up articles below describing additional functionality about the Resource Explainer).