GeoDNS statistics

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DSA recently switched www.debian.org to GeoDNS. Now, 72 hours later, it seems we didn't broke the website too hard with it. While reviewing the query logs for abnormalities i started to do some statistics, which i thought might be worth publishing.

  • In total we had about 1.44 million DNS queries within 72 hours.
  • There were about 12550 queries where the source IP wasn't in the GeoIP database, so we had to deliver the default zone. Most of those had been IPv6 addresses.
  • Europe does ~50% of all the DNS queries

Debian GeoDNS queries to www.debian.orgUpdate
Upon demand, here are the exact numbers:

ContinentQueries
Europe730278
Northern America308404
Asia177777
Southern America176518
Oceania24941
Africa11697
undefinded12550


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4 Comments

One should take into consideration the long weekend in the USA... it might have had an influence on these numbers

This system is apparently not necessarily very accurate anyway. It thinks I'm in northern America (I live in Denmark). At least if it's identical to the system described in http://dsa.debian.org/dsablog/2009/06/Setting_up_GeoDNS_for_security.debian.org/

$ dig -ttxt +short security.geo.debian.org
"North America view"

What percentage of all DNS queries were via IPv6 Transport?

In total 13304 DNS queries via IPv6 transport, so ~1%.

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