Can I build a new DNS/BIND system parallel to our existing DNS production system?

Samad Agha samad.agha2007 at
Thu May 3 18:44:18 UTC 2012

Thanks for your help Eivind.

>Depends, how long is a piece of string? I don't know what amount of
>traffic you're currently seeing, or what your uptime requirements are.

- Are there tools to find out about current amount of traffic?
- Our uptime requirements are basically from 6am to 6pm during city's
business hours.

>Estimate what amount of traffic you're seeing during prime time. How many
>queries per second?

- Again, how do I find out?

>I'd normally not recommend running BIND on slower
multi-threaded Sun/Oracle >servers like the T-series, you'll normally be
better off with fewer threads but >higher clock speeds from typical
Intel/AMD systems.(caveat: I haven't bench->marked BIND 9.9.x, which might
have improved this).

- Currently I have two:
     Dell PowerEdge 2950 servers with two Intel Xeon 3.0GHZ CPUs, and 4GB
RAM each running RHEL 5.8 OS

Thanks again,
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