Chromium browsers have reduced the intensity of "garbage" requests to the root DNS
|The Chromium project, which is sponsored by Google, has put its activities in order, and as a result, the number of requests to the root DNS servers has significantly decreased. In August 2020, it turned out that browsers on the Chromium engine create a huge flow of traffic to them — about 60 billion requests per day, without which it would be possible to do. At the same time, at the peak, the number of requests reached 143 billion per day. |
The reason for this was the mechanism for determining what is entered in the address bar as you type: an address or a search query. And now it has become known that the developers have changed the code to reduce the number of requests. This was announced by APNIC, the regional domain name registrar for the Asia-Pacific region.
Thanks to the fix, we managed to reduce the peak value from 143 billion to 84 billion requests per day — a difference of over 41%. In the future, it is planned to further reduce the number of requests, which will reduce overhead and the likelihood of unnecessary load on the root DNS servers.
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