Time outs when using forwarders
mayer at gis.net
Wed Dec 29 01:54:27 UTC 2004
At 10:17 AM 12/28/2004, Kenneth Mason wrote:
>I am considering changing my internal DNS servers so that they no longer
>use the root hints file and instead forward to a couple of caching only
>servers that do use the root hints file.
What has this got to do with solving any of your problems?
>I have been testing this configuration and am experiencing a
>significant number of resolution timeouts. Note that my forwarder
>directive repeats the list of caching only servers 3 times. I
>originally listed the caching only servers once, and there has been
>little or no improvement, even with including the caching only servers
>multiple times in the list.
How is having multiple entries helpful?
>The caching only and forwarder servers are running Bind 8.3.3.
That's positively ancient. You should upgrade.
>My test environment consists of a WindowsXP workstation whose resolver
>list points to the forwarder DNS server. When the http request times
>out, I hit the reload button and almost always the web page is then
If you're going to conduct a test on a WXP system you should first-of-all
stop the DNS Client Service which is caching all of the DNS responses.
>Can anyone offer a suggestion regarding the number of a resolution
Don't use forwarders.
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