prt at prt.org
Mon Apr 26 16:05:47 UTC 1999
On Sun, 25 Apr 1999, David Shaw wrote:
> There was (and I hope someone who recalls this better than I do jumps in
> with more info) an experiment a while back where someone rigged one of the
> root servers to log NXDOMAINs.. it turned out that the majority of the bad
> requests were for stuff like "WORKGROUP." Sigh.
I did this with some of the RIPE folks when I worked at the LINX. The
results (from K, which remember is _only_ authoritative for .) roughly looked
25% of queries were for '.'
65% of queries were for 'foo.' where foo is NOT a valid TLD
The remaining 10% or so were for GTLD domains, valid TLDs etc.
Also of interest given the RFC1918 debate currently going on was the fact
that 5% of queries originated from 1918 address space.
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