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Re: Suitability of LDAP as DNS backend - PowerDNS LDAP backend moving to unmaintained status

On 4/5/2011 8:24 ÏÎ, Jorgen Lundman wrote:

I too, read that before we rolled out our DNS cluster, but when we
came to trying it ourselves, we got completely different results, or
perhaps, acceptable results. Sure LDAP+DLZ was not quite as fast as
BDB+DLZ, but the latter had so many troubles it was not worth it. We
migrated from BDB+DLZ to LDAP+DLZ.

http://old.nabble.com/Some-DNS-performance-tests-with-various-PDNS-backends-and-BIND9-td31596703.html you can find some new performance tests for BIND9 (SDB) and PowerDNS DNS Servers with LDAP backend (and other backends).

(Using BIND9 9.3.6 (13615 qps) as reference)
BIND9 9.3.6            : 13615  qps        -
BIND9 9.7.3            : 12731  qps ===>  -6.5%
BIND9 9.7.3 / SDB-LDAP :   370  qps ===> -97.3%
PDNS 2.9.22 / BIND     : 17683  qps ===> +29.9%
PDNS 2.9.22 / MYSQL    : 16879  qps ===> +24.0%
PDNS 2.9.22 / LDAP     : 17339  qps ===> +27.4%

These results show how important PowerDNS LDAP backend can be, and might provide motivation to organizations to support the project. (3500 EUR have been requested by the PowerDNS project leaders to support the LDAP backend for the next years.)

NOTE: I haven't been able to test with BIND9/DLZ. If someone can provide DLZ zone configuration settings (in named.conf) for use with the (sdb) dNSzone schema, or a migration script of ldap entries from dnszone to dlz ldap schema please do!

I have tried to post a more extended version of this email, but my message is not reaching the list, so I am trying with this short version. Check the link at the top for test details.