Excessive Netflix DNS Traffic?

Ryan, Spencer sryan at arbor.net
Thu Oct 13 18:01:30 UTC 2016

I was going to point you to the reddit thread about it, but it looks to be your thread :)

Spencer Ryan | Senior Systems Administrator | sryan at arbor.net<mailto:sryan at arbor.net>
Arbor Networks
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From: NANOG <nanog-bounces at nanog.org> on behalf of Eamon Bauman <eamon at eamonbauman.com>
Sent: Thursday, October 13, 2016 10:26:57 AM
To: nanog at nanog.org
Subject: Excessive Netflix DNS Traffic?

Hi all,

Is anyone seeing excessive DNS traffic from game consoles (Xbox One, PS4)
running Netflix? Starting 9/29 we have been seeing significant volume of
DNS traffic from game consoles on our campus to our caching recursive
boxes. Logs show repeated requests for api-global.netflix.com and

Anyone else experiencing this?


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