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Re: Any plans to fix tor for OpenDNS?
> I have no idea what is involved in running [a recursive name server]
> having never configured/setup one before. Would it consume lots of
> harddrive realestate? Consume lots of swap or RAM?
This is on a server that is recursive for a small user community (2 to 10
users, depending on the time of day), and authoritative for a small network
(a dozen machines).
$ ps -ubind lw
F UID PID PPID PRI NI VSZ RSS WCHAN STAT TTY TIME COMMAND
1 103 2728 1 18 0 31100 3884 rt_sig Ssl ? 0:10 /usr/sbin/named -u bind
FWIW, this machine is a 600 MHz Pentium III with 128 MB RAM, and it serves
as a name server, a firewall (for both IPv4 and IPv6), a router (using two
different routing protocols, over both IPv4 and IPv6), and a VPN endpoint
for 6 tunnels. I've never seen it swap.
It's running a heavily customised version of Debian, which makes it lighter
than whatever you'll be able to achieve with proprietary software. Still,
it makes my point -- building your own network infrastructure is cheap.