Migrating DNS servers, need advice on hardware
barmar at alum.mit.edu
Sat Sep 19 05:35:54 UTC 2009
In article <mailman.537.1253337654.14796.bind-users at lists.isc.org>,
Kaya Saman <SamanKaya at netscape.net> wrote:
> > In private email, he told me he has 59 forward and reverse records in
> > the internal view, and 22 of each in the external view.
> > This is nothing. A 10-year-old Pentium should be able to handle this
> > without breaking a sweat.
> Thanks Barry, as I did mention in the beginning it is a home lab setup
> for me to learn about network services and infrastructure a little so
> that when I do get to industry I understand the basics and at least have
> junior admin capabilities.
> But still I will be looking for a new machine so probably what I will do
> is grab a Sun Fire X2250 single socket quad core Xeon with 2GB of memory
> so that I can either use as virtualized primary and secondary or
> alternatively run other services such as web server, mail server etc on top!
My point was that this is such a trivial DNS server that you can use
whatever you want. And running it on the same machine as other services
should be no problem.
> How can observer the query count? Is there a command or table or
> something or is it just how many hits the systems gets on port 53
> identified from some form of logging software?
BIND logs hit statistics periodically to syslog, and you can use "rndc
stats" to append statistics immediately to a file. See the BIND manual
Barry Margolin, barmar at alum.mit.edu
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