maximum number of records?

David Botham dns at
Wed Oct 2 12:57:51 UTC 2002

If you have a lab, you could do some simple tests to evaluate this

1.  Build a name server.
2.  Use perl to generate a million or so RR (get creative and build them
in different zones if you like).
3.  Load it up and see what happens.

As for the load on resolution, you would probably need some type of
loading SW...


> -----Original Message-----
> From: bind-users-bounce at [mailto:bind-users-bounce at] On
> Behalf Of Edwin R. Rivera
> Sent: Wednesday, October 02, 2002 1:01 AM
> To: comp-protocols-dns-bind at
> Subject: maximum number of records?
> Hello all,
> I've been asked to bring up several potential problems in building a
> server, that, theoretically, would hold 1,000,000 records.
> What would be the limitations/problems someone one experience and
> some solutions to these problems?
> Thanks in advance for your help with this.
> Regards,
> Edwin

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