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[Unbound-users] large number of stub zones

John Peacock
Mon Mar 24 15:51:53 CET 2014

On Mon, 2014-03-24 at 15:43 +0100, richard lucassen wrote:
> But does that mean that unbound parses each entry of the list for
> every query it does? Or does unbound build an internal indexed database
> of the stub zones when starting?

I'll leave someone else to answer this question.

> I'm not familiar with the internals of unbound, that's the reason why I
> ask this question, I'd like to know if this method of using thousands
> of stub zone files is an appropiate way to do things like this...

I certainly wouldn't use thousands of files; I include a file that
contains all of the generated stubs blocks.


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