Putting BIND through it's paces

Brad Knowles brad at stop.mail-abuse.org
Tue Mar 8 23:59:56 UTC 2005

At 2:49 PM -0400 2005-03-08, rreece-misc wrote:

>  I was wondering if anyone can tell me of *any* tools that I can use to see
>  how many queries that my server can handle per second. I really would like
>  to stress the server before we put it into production to make sure that it
>  can stand up and there are no unforeseen problems.

	Nominum has a white paper on the testing of caching nameservers 
at <http://www.nominum.com/content/documents/CNS_WP.pdf>.  Rick Jones 
has some good papers at on his benchmark testing (primarily aimed at 
authoritative servers, IIRC) at 
<ftp://ftp.cup.hp.com/dist/networking/briefs/>.  My own experiences 
in testing both types of servers are detailed at 

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