DNS Server Farm

En Sabah Nur one at ensabahnur.net
Sun Aug 3 21:40:38 PDT 2003

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 

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


En Sabah Nur <one at ensabahnur.net>

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