Advance notice for 1q99 walk

bmanning at ISI.EDU bmanning at ISI.EDU
Mon Dec 21 16:32:02 UTC 1998

        I appologize for duplicates.

        Its almost time for the next quarterly walk of the inverse
tree of the DNS. For the last few quarters, I've been walking the
in-addr tree looking for numbers of delegations, accurate delegations,
and types and styles of error conditions.

        So... this is a heads up that you will be seeing zone transfers
being generated by a couple of the collecter machines here. For those of
you who utilize BINDs access controls, I'd appreciate your inclusion of
the collector machines in allowed transfers. The expectation
is that they will be the following IP addresses: and

        If there are any questions or concerns, I'd be happy to talk
about them.  Past data has been presented at IEPG, Apricot and RIPE 
meetings.  The expectation is that future data will be presented in
the same and similar forums.

The expected start date is 01jan99 and it is expected to run through
February 1999.  The 4q98 and preliminary data for the 1q99 audits 
will be presented at Apricot99 in Singapore. for
details about this venue.  The data will be available via http as 


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