Top 100 Nameservers (Serving the most Domains)

Paul A Vixie paul at
Tue Jun 10 08:31:26 UTC 1997

> I've always been curious how well bind runs with 10,000+ domains in it.
> That's one big named.boot file.
> Rusty Hodge <rusty at>, San Francisco

Piece 'o cake.  For BIND 8.1 that is.  BIND 4.9 will start up in about
twice the time, but then every 15 minutes it will appear to freeze solid
while it stat()'s all those files.  BIND 8.1 does it all incrementally.

BIND 8.2 will have a clustered memory allocator which will make it start
up in about 1/5th the time it takes now.  But this is some months from now.

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