Subject: Re: Question on speeding up zone file access
To: None <>
From: Christoph Kaegi <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 07/21/2004 16:04:52
On 21.07-23:50, Simon Burge wrote:
> > 
> > AFAIK, rbldnsd has a somewhat optimized zonefile format.
> > When converted to BIND format, a 55MB rbldns zonefile
> > grows to 286MB.
> > I guess, rbldnsd generates TXT records dynamicallly
> > while BIND needs them in the zonefile.
> I wonder if you've hit the max process size limits?  Try "ulimit -a" for
> sh/ksh or "limit" for csh to see what the maximum data size is.

---------------------------- 8< ----------------------------
mmx2# ulimit -a
time(cpu-seconds)    unlimited
file(blocks)         unlimited
coredump(blocks)     unlimited
data(kbytes)         131072
stack(kbytes)        2048
lockedmem(kbytes)    169882
memory(kbytes)       509648
nofiles(descriptors) 64
processes            160
---------------------------- 8< ----------------------------

That would explain it. Sorry for blaming bind for that.

I'm not testing further, as this is a production machine
and I'm comfortable with running rbldnsd.

I will keep an eye on those limits the next time
I do something with data like this, though.

Thanks for your help!


Christoph Kaegi