different between views and having multiple instances
Spain, Dr. Jeffry A.
spainj at countryday.net
Fri May 25 11:14:03 UTC 2012
>> I need to understand the difference between configuring bind views and
>> having multiple instances of bind. I have 5 network interfaces on my
>> server and I want to have 2 instances of DNS server (just for testing)
>> and I don't know which one to do ?
> BIND views are powerful, but configuring them can become complex.
> If your machine has the resources for doing so, I'd recommend running multiple instances of BIND, which will enable you to stop/start your test-instances at will. Furthermore you'll probably find configuration of individual BIND name servers easier to create and manage. On the down-side you'll need monitoring for the N instances, you'll probably have N logs, etc.
> Knowing what I do from your description, I would chose the N instances.
Rather than running multiple bind instances on one server, is virtualization an option for you? Thus you could build multiple virtual machines each running a single bind instance.
Jeffry A. Spain
Cincinnati Country Day School
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