How to allow over 65536 zones in bind 8.1.2

Kevin Darcy kcd at
Sat Nov 6 00:22:21 UTC 1999

Barry Margolin wrote:

> In article <199911051927.OAA07556 at>,
> Joseph S D Yao  <jsdy at> wrote:
> >My knee-jerk reaction is that > 64K zones is a management problem
> >anyway!
> We have about 30,000 zones on our servers.  Lots of zones for an ordinary
> company is unusual, but for a Tier-1 ISP this is business as usual.

But, at a certain point, wouldn't you start spreading the zones over more servers,
for performance reasons, if nothing else? I just get the feeling that raising the
zone limit is simply going to permit more clueless admins to dig themselves into
deeper holes, and then this list will be flooded with "Why does my named take so
long to reload?" posts...

- Kevin

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