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[Unbound-users] RHEL 5 and Unbound

Hayward, Bruce
Tue Oct 19 21:40:40 CEST 2010

Thanks, I have already used that page on optimizing

For my own compile I have been using:

./configure --prefix=/opt/unbound --with-libs=/usr/local/lib
--libexecdir=/opt/unbound/lib --sysconfdir=/var/unbound/etc
--sharedstatedir=/var/unbound --localstatedir=/var/unbound
--with-run-dir=/var/unbound --with-chroot-dir=/var/unbound
--with-pidfile=/var/unbound/run/ --with-username=unbound
--with-openssl=/lib64 --without-pthreads --without-solaris-threads

Is the default --enable-debug?


Bruce Hayward, MTS Allstream Inc., (p) 204-958-1983 (e)
bruce.hayward at 

-----Original Message-----
From: Paul Wouters [mailto:paul at] 
Sent: October 19, 2010 2:02 PM
To: Hayward, Bruce
Cc: unbound-users at
Subject: Re: [Unbound-users] RHEL 5 and Unbound

On Tue, 19 Oct 2010, Hayward, Bruce wrote:

> Does anyone have a unbound.conf with reasonable QPS on a RHEL 5X
> that I can see?

Note that the EPEL builds for unbound use --enable-debug, which might
make it slower.
I am not sure how big the impact is. The stock unbound.conf is also not
using most of your memory for a dedicated nameserver, so you might want
to tweak the
stock config file. For some hints, see:


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