[Pdns-users] Re: PowerDNS performance compared to other nameservers

Stephane Bortzmeyer bortzmeyer at nic.fr
Wed Dec 3 07:58:02 UTC 2003

On Tue, Dec 02, 2003 at 07:45:02PM -0800,
 Mike Benoit <ipso at snappymail.ca> wrote 
 a message of 78 lines which said:

> Since that is what Bind and most other name servers do, read _all_
> the zones in to memory (cache) on startup, before they answer any
> queries.  Add 100,000 zones to Bind, and time the startup process +
> 1,000,000 queries and I bet PowerDNS would pull ahead! This is the
> main reason we switched to PowerDNS,
> You simply can not do this to any scale (ie: >50,000 zones) with
> Bind.

Since it seems that you know only BIND and PowerDNS, may I draw your
attention to the actual comparison, where the clear winner,
performance-wise, was nsd?

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