Zope.org DNS ( was Re: [ZWeb] http://namespaces.zope.org/zope )

Jens Vagelpohl jens at dataflake.org
Tue Sep 26 11:55:38 EDT 2006

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On 26 Sep 2006, at 17:48, Justizin wrote:
> Well, since I don't know about the suggested provider, here's my
> concern - let's say I manage your DNS on my servers, and you want to
> provide your own local servers.  How do you get a copy of the latest
> zone?  Your IP must be listed in my server so that it is allowd to
> perform AXFR queries.

Do you know how DNS works? Slaves don't just ask for a transfer willy- 
nilly. Slaves are known to the primary and they get told when to ask.

> They will also probably provide us with 3-4 hosts which we can use for
> DNS.  If You, me, and one other person each contribute two IP
> addresses on different network, that puts the zope.org zone in pretty
> good shape, because various caching nameservers will handle the
> trouble of determining which authoritative record is best for them to
> use.
> DNS may seem like a low-load service, but if you were to run a DNS
> provider yourself on a single machine, I challenge you to maintain 90%
> uptime.  The last time I worked on a large DNS implementation we had
> twelve machines in each of two geographic locations - dual xeon
> machines with lots of RAM that did nothing but handle round-robin DNS
> queries.

I have no idea what you are talking about. This is not some huge DNS  
service that we need. We need to serve exactly one zone. This can be  
done from a Palm Pilot, to be honest. I have run DNS services for  
years and years and don't share any of your doubts.


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