For recursive lookups you should only be looking at djbdns's dnscache (http://cr.yp.to).
As far as load balancers go, my preference has always been hardware (ASIC) based appliances such as the Alteon AceDirector or the Foundry ServerIron. Both are rock solid and will handle more traffic than you could imagine. Max -----Original Message----- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Behalf Of En Sabah Nur Sent: Sunday, August 03, 2003 9:40 PM To: [EMAIL PROTECTED]; [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: DNS Server Farm Hi there Our company has inherited/bought an ISP outfit which has around 2 million subscribers. Among our first priority is to upgrade the DNS service which has been abysmal according to the users Can someone give me a head-start on a recommended configuration for such DNS outlay which serves 2M+ dial-up users? Are multiple Bind boxes with a hardware load-balancer sufficient and up to the job? If so, which hardware solution (load-balancer) should I be shortlisting? Most of the users' complains has been requests time-outs and bad uptimes, which suggest bad load management and redundancy. As I am most comfortable with FreeBSD, and I intend to deploy it across the boxes we inherited with the deal. Having said that, we do have some Solaris boxens which is lying around. Any ideas and guides is greatly appreciated Thanks -- En Sabah Nur <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> -------------------------------------- Living in LA is like not having a date on Saturday night. -- Candice Bergen _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-isp To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]" _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"