Re: QUESTION: dnsserver children

From: Jonathan Larmour <>
Date: Tue, 10 Dec 1996 16:55:40 +0000

At 23:53 10/12/96 +0800, Francis Vidal wrote:
>what's the appropriate number of dnsserver "children" if you have 20
>workstations on an ethernet (10 mbps) LAN all connected to squid? all
>workstations are Windows 95 and has Microsoft Internet Explorer 3.0
>installed. clients usually has a habit of opening two or more MSIE
>browsers at the same time.

Probably 5 would do. On a modern OS, the extra ones take up hardly any space
as code pages are shared between them. Look at the cache manager every so
often and check that the last 1 or 2 dnsservers in operation are never used
(!). This gives you margin for error. If they are used, increase the number.

The alternative is that squid blocks with DNS lookups which is very, very bad.

Jonathan L.
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