[Unbound-users] Which operating system is more suitable to run?unbound ?

Alexander Clouter alex at digriz.org.uk
Wed Dec 1 08:53:18 UTC 2010

usk daemon <daemon.usk at gmail.com> wrote:
> Now, we want to use unbound. Do not know that the operating system 
> more suitable for unbound provide higher performance and stability? 
> Solaris 10 x86 is still Freebsd 7.3 or FreeBSD 8.1? 64-bit or 32-bit?
Lab tests and just "what are you more comfortable maintaining" should 
answer this.  If everything goes wrong, can you fix/diagnose a Solaris 
box quicker than a FreeBSD box?  If to you the costs of maintaining each 
OS is equal, then why not use both?

If you anycast your deployment of DNS servers it is easy enough to light 
up and extinguish differing resolvers when they develop faults:

http://www.digriz.org.uk/ha-ospf-anycast - Linux/Cisco but adaptable

There is actually some weight and sensibility to have a variety of OS's 
to provision a service (and by extension a mix of DNS software).  For 
example, say a vulnerability is found in one of the two OS's you use, 
only one of your resolvers is exploitable.

Sorry for the non-answer, but 'both' is also in my opinion a good 
suggestion :)


Alexander Clouter
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