nameserver stats

Olaf Selke olaf.selke at
Thu Jun 17 12:13:33 UTC 2010

Anders Andersson wrote:
> Qualified guess: These might be so-called BitTorrent trackers.
> These tracker URLs are embedded in torrent files that you download.
> You can download these torrent files from various sources, not
> necessarily (even rarely) from the site itself. When you load these
> torrents into a BitTorrent client, the client tries to contact all the
> trackers embedded in the file, and will probably try every 5 minutes
> or so. Smarter clients would give up or use incremental/exponential
> back-off, but there are probably enough dumb clients out there to
> compensate.

attached you'll find the top 100 3rd level domain dns stats from the
last four weeks. Still a lot of BitTorrent trackers...

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