[Pdns-users] question about PDNS - performance
dan at synaptic.net.nz
Tue Feb 22 20:00:08 UTC 2005
I recently tried powerdns and was pretty astounded that it couldn't keep
up with my 30 odd zones.
It could be misconfiguration but I can't get debugging/logging to work,
unless I start the daemon using /etc/init.d/pdns monitor
Once I did get it all going, queries took too long to return results and
reverse lookup zones didn't seem to work. Then after a day in service
the box would only answer queries from nslookup/dig on the box itself
and no longer from the interweb as it would time out before it could
answer the query.
I'm lost really, why would it do this on a fresh install with very
Michiel van Es wrote:
> I am thinking to switch our Bind DNS to Powerdns.
> How fast is Powerdns?
> We are hosting zones with a large amount of answers/queries per minute
> (at least 20.000 answers per.minute - 500 queries p/m)
> This is for 1 zone..we are having 3 or 4 of this kind of customers
> which are having such a large DNS load.
> Can PDNS with Mysql (gmysql backend) handle this amount of load easily?
> What is the MAX?
> I know it is also a hardware issue but we are currently running this
> load on dual p 3 800 Mhz 512 MB Ram and 2 18,2 GB SCSI disks).
> Thanks for some answers/benchmarks results/experiences..
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