50 million records under one domain using Bind

JINMEI Tatuya / 神明達哉 Jinmei_Tatuya at isc.org
Mon Dec 15 19:37:50 UTC 2008

At Sat, 13 Dec 2008 17:09:57 +0530,
"Vinay Y S" <vinay at vys.in> 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.
> If you have any suggestions or comments regarding how to accomplish
> this with Bind, it would be greatly helpful.
> Specifically, I would like to know what build or config options I
> would have to tweak to make it work best for this scale.

If you plan to use a plain zone file for the 50 million records,
rather than using a separate backend database, you may want to
precompile your zone file by named-compilezone.  It will make load
time twice as short as it is with the plain text format.

JINMEI, Tatuya
Internet Systems Consortium, Inc.

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