Re: dnsserver avg service time???

From: Adalto Silva Correia Filho <>
Date: Wed, 3 Jun 1998 16:58:20 -0300 (GRNLNDST)

Hi Duane,

> First, find out if you have enough dnsserver processes running by
> looking at the Cachemanager dns output. Ideally, you should see that
> the first dnsserver handles a lot of requests, the second one less than
> the first, etc. The last dnsserver should have serviced relatively few
> requests. If there is not an obvious decreasing trend, then you need to
> increase the number of dns_children in the configuration file.

        I don't know how many would you call enough dnsservers
processes.. I have 5 with the following amount of requests: 7826, 402,
... ,0
        Would it be correct?

> Another factor which affects the dnsserver service time is the
> proximity of your DNS resolver. Normally we do not recommend running
> Squid and named on the same host. Instead you should try use a DNS
> resolver (named) on a different host, but on the same LAN. If your DNS
> traffic must pass through one or more routers, this could be causing
> unnecessary delays.

        My DNS server is other IBM Powerstation 580 in the same LAN
(a hub away :) )


Adalto S. Correia Filho
Received on Wed Jun 03 1998 - 13:09:50 MDT

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