[dns-operations] DNS software test!

Stephane Bortzmeyer bortzmeyer at nic.fr
Fri Sep 16 06:38:35 UTC 2011

On Fri, Sep 16, 2011 at 08:17:35AM +0200,
 Phil Regnauld <regnauld at nsrc.org> wrote 
 a message of 24 lines which said:

> 	Testing one tool at a time, on a known dataset would be the
> 	way to go for recursion (unbound, bind) and authoritative
> 	(bind, nsd).

For an authoritative name server, I fully agree with you. However, for
a recursive, it is more complicated: the performances of an isolated
recursive name server are not interesting, unless you access
already-cached data.

I'm not sure we have a nice, sound and realistic methodology to test
recursive name servers.

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