bind performance woes on solaris

Doug Barton DougB at
Mon Jan 20 23:12:33 UTC 2003

Christoph Weber-Fahr wrote:
> Hello,
> I'm looking for some input on Bind performance numbers on Solaris.

My experience is that solaris is good for stability, not for speed.

> Background: we've been running various Bind versions on Solaris and 
> using a number of different hardware setups, but apparently we 
> now hit the wall at ~500 requests per second each

You just answered your own question.

> - on modern Intel Hardware with FreeBSD Bind 8 or 9 should both
>   get several thousand requests per second

This is the configuration I use currently, and my numbers for BIND 8 
match what you quote. BIND 9 is slower.


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