[Dnsmasq-discuss] Dnsmasq ready for corporate use?

Holger Hoffstätte holger.hoffstaette@daedalos.com
Wed, 17 Nov 2004 16:05:11 +0100 (CET)

> Apologies for the troll-like title of this email.


> Following the problems with crashes with the recent Debian testing
> version of Dnsmasq, I'd like to enquire if the software is ready for
> fairly intensive use in an office of around 150-200 machines.

I've migrated from pdnsd at home and bind at work (~20 machines). The
recent problems with 2.16 have been the only time that dnsmasq has ever
crashed on me; 2.17 has been running as usual, quietly doing its thing.
This is relevant because I think it qualifies not only as "ready for
corporate use" but much more importantly "ready for my personal use",
which I value much higher. I have a knack for pushing software to its
limits (you would get dizzy if you saw me surf ;) and the number of
problems I've had with dnsmasq so far is exactly 0. Not "few", ZERO.
Compared to some of the outright evil things out there that are labeled
"enterprise ready" that's pretty much without competition. At work we now
have djbdns talking to the outside world and dnsmasq on the inside,
caching & serving the internal network. Works like a champ - quiet, fast,
easy to maintain. I can't say if 200 simultaneous users would bring it
down; probably if you don't have a web proxy (squid) - but in that case
you'll have other problems anyway. :-)