DNS - connection limit (without any extra hardware)

Matt Ghali matt at snark.net
Sun Dec 10 21:14:15 UTC 2006

On Sun, 10 Dec 2006, Daniel Golding wrote:

> Folks should also look at some of the DNS appliances (I know, this is "extra 
> hardware"). Although the usually run BIND, they tend to be fairly optimized 
> and have extra management functionality that may help with the rate limiting 
> (if not, its probably a feature request that the vendors would entertain 
> rapidly, as there's some pretty intense competition). Some folks to talk to - 
> Infoblox and Bluecat.

I'm not sure what you mean by "optimized" here, but I suspect that 
the only part optimized is the user interface for configuring 
per-client policies that still do not scale, but I would be glad to 
be proven wrong.

> If you have really large DNS rate requirements, I'd 
> consider talking to Nominum.

I agree with you there; but that's sort of a given :)


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