BIND vs ncsd

Dhawal Doshy dhawal at NETMAGICSOLUTIONS.COM
Sat Jul 16 15:53:57 IST 2005

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Drew Marshall wrote:
> Now I know the MSG SIZE is large with the Bind9 look up but there is no 
> mistaking the 271ms against Bind's 817ms.
> Hardly scientific I know but that is why I have tended to favour DJBDNS. 
> No Holy War here, if any one has ideas how to make Bind go faster I'm 
> all ears :-)   (For the record it's compiled with threads on a FreeBSD 
> 5.3 box. Unthreaded look ups were in excess of 4000ms!).

Here are some *independent* results (as un-scientific as it can get) for 

djbdns 1.05
Pre-cache Query time: 225 msec
Post-cache Query time: 2 msec

bind 9.2.0
Pre-cache Query time: 234 msec
Post-cache Query time: 1 msec

and here is dan's reply to knowles

i am so easily influenced, but post 2nd (or was it 3rd) thoughts i'll
put my doubts to an end and happily continue using dnscache.

- dhawal

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