50 million records under one domain using Bind

Vinay Y S vinay at vys.in
Sat Dec 13 17:42:37 UTC 2008

2008/12/13 Matus UHLAR - fantomas <uhlar at fantomas.sk>:
>> > On 13.12.08 17:09, Vinay Y S wrote:
>> >> I am studying the scalability and performance characteristics of
>> >> different DNS servers. Goal is to find the best suitable server to
>> >> host a single domain with 50 million records. I am planning to install
>> >> Fedora 10 x86_64 on a 32GB RAM machine and use the Bind that comes
>> >> with it for this experiment.
>> 2008/12/13 Matus UHLAR - fantomas <uhlar at fantomas.sk>:
>> > what kind of records do you want to store?
> On 13.12.08 19:01, Vinay Y S wrote:
>> Mostly A, CNAME, MX and TXT records.
> so they're generic DNS data, nothing special like RBL ?

The record names and values could be any valid labels. All the record
names I plan to use for tests are of form sub.domain.tld and values
are IP addresses for A record and other suitable values for other
record types. Would the nature of record types and values have
significant effect on the result of this experiment?

Vinay Y S

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