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D. Wessels, M. Fomenkov, and k. claffy, "Wow, That's a lot of packets", in Passive and Active Measurement Conference (PAM) 2003, Apr 2003.

Wow, That's a lot of packets
Authors: D. Wessels
M. Fomenkov
k. claffy
Published: Passive and Active Measurement Conference (PAM), 2003
Entry Date: 2004-01-30

In this paper we characterize DNS clients that send large numbers of queries to root DNS servers. Analysis of trace data from the two F root servers shows a number of interesting characteristics. Many root server clients send an excessive number of packets. We describe a few of the busiest sources in detail. After classifying each query from the trace, we find that a very small percentage of the total traffic is legitimate.