[Fwd: RE: [Mailman-Users] Local DNS vs. DNS on the same subnet]

Neil Dombrowski neil at ebuilt.com
Mon Jan 20 23:46:11 CET 2003

FWIW, DNS packets (request and response) are quite small. Obviously
being on the same box is ideal (speedwise), however being on your subnet
or an adjoining subnet probably won't make much of a noticeable
difference (unless your adjoining network is through a 56k modem or
something like that). I wouldn't worry too much about DNS lookups,
unless you're doing a LOT of them (I guess that's a possibility with


-----Forwarded Message-----

> From: Angel Gabriel <badmangabriel at lycos.co.uk>
> To: Chuq Von Rospach <chuqui at plaidworks.com>
> Cc: mailman-users at python.org
> Subject: RE: [Mailman-Users] Local DNS vs. DNS on the same subnet
> Date: 20 Jan 2003 22:49:58 +0000
> Damn, this posses a problem! I'm going to have to make do with having a DNS
> server on the same subnet, and when I get the chance, I'll link the two via
> secondary network cards, and a seperate hub. That way, it should be as fast
> as it can go.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Chuq Von Rospach [mailto:chuqui at plaidworks.com]
> Sent: Monday, January 20, 2003 10:16 PM
> To: Angel Gabriel
> Cc: mailman-users at python.org
> Subject: Re: [Mailman-Users] Local DNS vs. DNS on the same subnet
> On Monday, January 20, 2003, at 02:22  PM, Angel Gabriel wrote:
> > My question is, would it be quicker to have the DNS on the same
> > machine as
> > mailman,
> Yes, sometimes very significantly
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