[dns-operations] host.txt max size

Grant Taylor gtaylor at tnetconsulting.net
Mon Jul 15 16:25:32 UTC 2019

On 7/15/19 3:52 AM, Irena Damsky wrote:
> And yet it doesn't give you an indication of the file size that will 
> make the machine unstable / resolution time per domain take forever.


> I am looking for a solution that can be implemented on a windows machine 
> and will not change the dns resolver setup, nor can I create a local 
> server instance in this particular case.

I've not heard of a practical upper bound on size (bytes) or number of 
entries.  (I've been keeping my eye out for such for almost two decades.)

I'd suggest trying it and testing yourself.  That will probably be the 
most expedient.

Grant. . . .
unix || die

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