Migrating DNS servers, need advice on hardware

Frank Bulk frnkblk at iname.com
Sat Sep 19 20:29:32 UTC 2009

Perhaps the inverse would be more interesting: what's the lowest-spec
hardware that could host an OS that would run the latest version of BIND. =)


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[mailto:bind-users-bounces at lists.isc.org] On Behalf Of Barry Margolin
Sent: Saturday, September 19, 2009 12:09 AM
To: comp-protocols-dns-bind at isc.org
Subject: Re: Migrating DNS servers, need advice on hardware

In article <mailman.535.1253329254.14796.bind-users at lists.isc.org>,
 Kaya Saman <SamanKaya at netscape.net> wrote:

> >
> > Since you haven't mentioned how many zones and records you're hosting, 
> > how do you expect anyone to guess how much hardware you need?
> >
> >   
> Yes thank you for pointing that out! I do apologize as I mentioned I've 
> just finished my studies and am as of yet quite in-experienced yet with 
> certain things so please do not frown upon me for that! - I know many 
> people here are top notch pro's and I do not fall into that category but 
> someone who is eager to get there :-)
> Anyhow, I have 4 zone files for 1 domain currently and I'm using 2 
> views; internal and external. I hope to expand too once I have more 
> finances available to me and start mirroring Linux distros and perhaps 
> even OpenSolaris and BSD as well. But for now it's fairly simple stuff!
> I have noticed however that with the current setup my secondary DNS is 
> getting used quite a bit too as both systems are doing quite a few 
> translations - luckily I have a Cisco router in place so my WAN 
> connection is stable and does not crash like with a consumer based 
> router......

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.

Barry Margolin, barmar at alum.mit.edu
Arlington, MA
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