Subject: Re: have there been any "recent" resolver fixes?
To: NetBSD-current Discussion List <current-users@NetBSD.ORG>
From: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 05/25/2000 13:07:18
>> in netbsd-current tree (main trunc), we have BIND 4.9.7 resolver in
>> lib/libc/net imported recently. rogue name server can confuse
>> pre-4.9.7 resolver. we may need to backport it to 1.4.x tree.
>I'd be *MUCH* less worried if NetBSD were to adopt the BIND-8 resolver
>library sooner rather than later. Having done some work in the 4.9.7
>resolver I can assure you that it wouldn't be hard to spend an entire
>career fixing bugs in it and still not get them all -- at least not
>without a rewrite. Of course BIND-9's resolver is the real rewrite, but
>in the mean time much was rewritten in BIND-8's resolver and it is in
>much more maintainable shape. I suppose given that BIND-9 is in early
>release it wouldn't be impossible to go straight to it's resolver....
to switch to BIND8 resolver, we really need a major # bump in libc.
also, we need a serious effort to make it behave in at least backward
compatible manner (like nsswitch.conf). I don't think we can
do it before 1.5 branching.