Subject: Re: Alpha/beta releases of ISC DHCPD and BIND 9 in -current?
To: M Graff <>
From: Steven M. Bellovin <>
List: current-users
Date: 11/10/2007 19:12:57
On Sat, 10 Nov 2007 12:27:02 -0600
M Graff <> wrote:

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> Clearly, this is somewhat of a biased opinion, since I work at ISC.
> Please don't think though that I'm pushing for this idea just because
> of that.  :)
> ISC has a dhcp server which does both IPv4 and IPv6.  It would be
> really cool if NetBSD supported this out of the box, and it would be
> really helpful for ISC to have more testers.  When the final version
> of DHCP v4.0 comes out, having a working IPv6 client would be
> something most other free Unix-like systems won't have.
> Also, BIND 9.5.0 is in alpha testing.  As one of the authors of it, I
> consider it stable.  :)  It has a rather interesting feature set,
> including vastly improved cache performance, and a disabled-by-default
> HTTP-accessible statistics system.
> What do people think about the idea of tracking these pre-release
> versions up to the next major release, and doing so for the next
> alpha/beta/release cycle?  I'm obviously volunteering to maintain them
> in -current, either out of my own time or as part of my work at ISC.
> As a developer at ISC, I believe I'll be a good judge of when to pull
> in the next pre-release code set, and keep compiles working and the
> runtime not crashing.

Sounds like a natural thing to put in pkgsrc -- there are already
several versions of bind there.

		--Steve Bellovin,