[dns-operations] DNSSEC impact on applications was Re: security-aware stub resolver

Stephane Bortzmeyer bortzmeyer at nic.fr
Wed May 28 08:46:07 UTC 2008

On Tue, May 27, 2008 at 06:41:29AM -0700,
 Wes Hardaker <wjhns1 at hardakers.net> wrote 
 a message of 58 lines which said:

> - Most applications these days are *huge* in size compared to anything
>   DNS might need to store.  EG for a fairly newly running firefox 3:
>   3517 hardaker  20   0  197m  62m  21m S  8.0  4.1   0:28.59 firefox
>                                ^^^^^^^^
>   Somehow I don't think DNS caching is going to make a huge increase in
>   those sizes.  

I disagree. Firefox eats a lot of memory, not because of *one* service
using most if it but because many people added one small service after
the other, each one saying "oh, my addition is quite small".

That's how you get bloat.

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