50 million records under one domain using Bind

Scott Haneda talklists at newgeo.com
Mon Dec 15 21:03:47 UTC 2008

Out of curiosity, if one zone is to hold 50 million records, what  
would they all be for? I can't even imagine blogspot or godaddy being  
in that league.

Perhaps with this many records just using a wldcard would be simpler?

Then again maybe this is a new tld, or old one being consolidated?

Iphone says hello.

On Dec 15, 2008, at 11:37 AM, JINMEI Tatuya / 神明達哉 <Jinmei_Tatuya 
@isc.org> wrote:

> 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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