Subject: Re: NetBSD Security Advisory 2003-018: DNS negative cache poisoning
To: None <current-users@NetBSD.org>
From: David Maxwell <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 12/17/2003 15:29:48
On Wed, Dec 17, 2003 at 02:19:23PM -0500, Chuck Yerkes wrote:
> Again, BIND 9?
> It's been working well for me for a couple years now. Mostly
> seemless migration (I *had* to add zone TTLs where BIND 8 had them
> still optional).
> Is there any reason not to shout out NOW that people should get
> their zone files into a BIND 9 compliant format in preparation
> for a BIND 9 cutover?
> Well, I'll do it myself:
> Make sure your zones have a "$TTL nnnn" line as the first line in
> your zone file (ie: "$TTL 86400" or "$TTL 1d").
> Quoting NetBSD Security Officer (security-officer@NetBSD.org):
> > NetBSD Security Advisory 2003-018
> > =================================
> > Topic: DNS negative cache poisoning
> > pkgsrc: bind8 packages prior to 8.4.3
> > bind9 packages unaffected
Bind 9 has limitations for IPv6 users, that makes it a poor candidate
for inclusion in the base OS until they are resolved.
For individuals with no IPv6 requirements, it is certainly an
appropriate way to go.
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