Up to 1000 CNAMEs in a zone, will it work ???

Joseph S D Yao jsdy at cospo.osis.gov
Tue Nov 16 15:45:42 UTC 1999

On Sun, Nov 14, 1999 at 03:19:11PM -0100, Erwann Corvellec wrote:
>   I plan to let some members access a personal info page on our main site
> by declaring :
> member1.example.com.	CNAME	www.example.com.
> member2.example.com.	CNAME	www.example.com.
> ...
> memberN.example.com.	CNAME	www.example.com.
>   The problem is we may have up to 1000 members. From what I have read on
> BIND it has no "in source" limitations. But, will it be memory
> consuming/slow ???

Memory consuming - of course.  ;-)  Slow or not depends on your machine.
Many systems have much more than this.

If this concerns you greatly, you could always just add:

*			IN  CNAME	www

but you could probably see the problems with doing this, as well.  ;-)

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