Alternatives to BIND?

John Wobus jw354 at
Wed Jun 22 13:20:36 UTC 2005

I just had a thought about your problem.

One thing to check is whether you are losing incoming UDP
packets.  Some OSs show counts of various kinds of packet
losses and have parameters that allow you to enlarge buffers.

Such an adjustment solved a problem for us where notifies
were being lost.


On Jun 22, 2005, at 8:38 AM, Auer, Karl James wrote:

> Hi there.
> This issue with BIND losing queries during cache cleaning and while
> downloading zones is really irritating us. I've done a bit of a look
> around and have found several alternatives to BIND, some caching only,
> some auth only, some both. I've seen Nominum ANS/CNS, djbdns, NDS,
> PowerDNS, MaraDNS.
> If you know of alternatives (or even better, have used alternatives) 
> I'd
> be most interested in your off-list comments. I haven't looked at the 
> MS
> offering, but I have to confess that's because I'm prejudiced. If 
> people
> have had good experiences with it I'll grit my teeth and look at it 
> more
> closely.
> If I get substantive answers I'll summarise to the list.
> Current approach is: install 9.3.1 (compiled with internal malloc()),
> separate authoritative from caching operations, set cache cleaning to 
> 24
> hours.
> Regards, K.
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