[dns-operations] BIND performance difference between RHEL 6.4 and FreeBSD 7

Jared Mauch jared at puck.nether.net
Wed Apr 23 20:09:49 UTC 2014

FreeBSD lacks many tools, packaging and automation that other distributions provide natively.  As the OP is running RHEL, I suspect they may be constrained into that box by either policy or something else locally.

FreeBSD has many caveats that make it difficult to deploy, including lack of hardware support, so without further details I can't comment.  I know I had to personally abandon FreeBSD due to lack of hardware support.

The ideal situation is since they are paying for RHEL is to get support from their vendor to have the performance defects be corrected.

Despite using RHEL 6.4, I wonder if 6.5 or hand-building a 3.x series kernel might provide benefits not evident in the 2.6.3x series that RHEL ships.

- Jared

On Apr 23, 2014, at 3:30 PM, Doug Barton <dougb at dougbarton.us> wrote:

> Shawn,
> What's your goal? If your research shows that FreeBSD is a better platform for BIND, why is the answer not "Then use that?"
> Doug
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