queryperf for stress test

Eivind Olsen eivind at aminor.no
Mon Jan 17 01:19:08 UTC 2011

> this is just a benchmark kind of stress test with authoritative records,
> query logging has been disabled.

Ok, so you're doing a purely local test, asking for local data as well,
eliminating any external network, but at the same time increasing the load
on the nameserver you're testing.

What kind of hardware/OS are you benchmarking on? How many
processors/cores? And is BIND allowed to use them all?
Is it dnsperf you're using, or is there another tool called queryperf?

For dnsperf, there's some command line options you could tweak. Maybe
changing the number of outstanding queries (-q number) will make a

Eivind Olsen

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