Subject: Re: BIND-8.4.3 for netbsd-1-6 (was: CVS commit: src/dist/bind)
To: Greg A. Woods <>
From: Manuel Bouyer <>
List: current-users
Date: 12/04/2003 12:10:07
On Wed, Dec 03, 2003 at 03:41:11PM -0500, Greg A. Woods wrote:
> [ On Tuesday, December 2, 2003 at 16:55:21 (-0800), Chuck Yerkes wrote: ]
> > Subject: Re: CVS commit: src/dist/bind
> >
> > Which leaves me with "why is BIND 8 still part of NetBSD?"
> > 
> > Invalid reasons include "it's proven"  (yes, and orphaned now too)
> > It's not longer supported; it's missing several Good Things.
> Well, BIND-9 is also still missing critical (to me) things.
> The most notable is the logging and tracking of the source of all cached
> values.  I rely on having access to this information almost daily in the
> BIND-8 caching resolvers I manage -- it makes debugging much _much_ easier.
> (and there is an arguably much better authoritative-only server
> available to use in place of the monster BIND-9 has become:  net/nsd)
> As for why I asked in the first place:  named is "just an application",
> and the 8.4.3 version is just as well proven in NetBSD environments,
> including netbsd-1-6, as 8.3.7 is.  There's no valid technical reason I
> can see, and none has been offered to date, for not pulling 8.4.3 up
> into netbsd-1-6, even this close to the end of the release cycle.  If

The changes between 8.3.5 and 8.3.7 are really small, and so much easier
to audit.

Manuel Bouyer, LIP6, Universite Paris VI. 
     NetBSD: 24 ans d'experience feront toujours la difference