OARC 40 Preview

… and DSC+Grafana

3 min readFeb 1

DNS-OARC’s 40th Workshop is coming up in two weeks’ time on February 16th, starting at 15:00 UTC. It will be a hybrid online and in-person meeting at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis — immediately after NANOG 87 (February 13th-15th) in the same venue.

This will be followed by an in-person post-Workshop social event (TBD) and an online Let’s Chat! social gathering over SpatialChat, so that we can all catch up.

NOTE: OARC will only run two Workshops in 2023.

OARC 40 in February; OARC 41 is currently planned for September.


We are happy to announce that we have a full programme lined up.

The schedule of presentations by speakers well-known in the DNS industry is published at OARC 40 Workshop Agenda

There is also a separate list of speakers and their respective presentations on the workshop website.

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Attending OARC 40

Registration is required.

Attending DNS-OARC Workshops is open to all OARC members and other parties interested in DNS operations and research.

NANOG 87 attendees are particularly welcome as both meetings will have complementary and non-overlapping content.

Further details and Registration links are on the OARC 40 Registration Page.

To participate, please register to attend as soon as possible.

COVID-19 Protocol

Full details about the COVID-19 Protocol and on-site process are on the OARC 40 COVID-19 Protocol page.

Funding for OARC 40

DNS-OARC workshops represent a unique opportunity to increase the visibility of your organization, products and services to the key influencers who operate the Internet’s DNS and other key players in the global Internet community.

OARC aims to keep its workshops self-sustainable and thus relies on sponsorship as one part of the funding to meet the total (including non-venue and non-workshop days) costs associated with running the workshops and related social events. We are open to sponsorship, patronage and donations.

Per workshop sponsorship details are available on the OARC Sponsorship Opportunities page.

Patronage shows your support of the workshops with up-front annual base funding, enabling OARC to be more effective in future planning, developing and organizing workshops.

Further details are available on the OARC Patronage Opportunities page.

Please contact sponsor@dns-oarc.net if your organization is interested in becoming a sponsor.

DSC+Grafana @ OARC 40

At this 2-hour on-site knowledge exchange session, you’ll get hands-on experience with Grafana and how to make graphs using data from DSC.

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DSC Dashboard

Prior knowledge of Grafana or DSC is not required but it’s highly recommended you spend some time getting to know the basics before. For example, you could follow these guides on how to set up DSC + Grafana and import example dashboards.

The session will take place during the afternoon of Wednesday, February 15th, 2023 at the same venue as OARC 40. You can register for this event via DSC and Grafana @ OARC40

NOTE: The OARC 40 COVID-19 protocol also applies to this session.


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Looking forward to seeing you all soon!




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