How many nameservers?

Ben Croswell ben.croswell at
Mon Feb 2 17:50:22 UTC 2009

I have never heard of there being any downside to a large number of NS
records for a domain.
I know internally to my company we have large numbers of NS records for the
internal domains.

-Ben Croswell

On Sun, Feb 1, 2009 at 7:51 PM, shulkae <shulkae at> wrote:

> How may NS entries typically is allowed per zone? Is there a bind
> limit or does it cause any side effects if the
> slaves are geographically distributed ?
> We would like to setup one zone for my new group who have offices all
> over the world ? We are planning
> to use BIND 9 over FreeBSD. There may be few SUN/Solaris hosts as
> well.
> We would like to start with around 16 Slaves per master per zone. Is
> this too much? My tests did not reveal any side effect fortunately.
> Anyone with experience of setting up DNS slaves all around the globe
> please advise..
> Warm regards
> Shal
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