Solar Flux

Pete Carah pete at
Sun Apr 11 22:40:33 CDT 2010

On 04/11/2010 06:02 PM, Paul Vixie wrote:
> Warren Bailey <wbailey at> writes:
>> Are we thinking its going to get worse??
> i am.  looking at some local passive dns data (generated from ISC SIE),
> we find the following single bit errors by anchoring some searches at
> the known names and addresses of the f-root server.  DNS does not have
> its own crc or checksum, it relies on UDP and IP for error detection
> (in which it is weak or nonexistant).  i think it's probably time to
> formalize the study of bit errors in DNS, and then see if we can make
> a sensible mapping between what we observe and what the solar flux is.
> because if they're related and we're going to have a strong solar cycle
> then everybody's insurance rates are about to go up.

And to top it all off, how many picojoules are stored in a modern ram cell
compared to the same during the last sunspot peak.  There is a hidden
cost to memory density growth here...

-- Pete

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