Subject: Re: switching from bind8 to bind9
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: der Mouse <mouse@Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA>
Date: 11/17/2002 15:44:57
>> I consider the full "check-names" feature set quite critical [...]
> I wouldn't consider running a bind8 without removing that apalling
> idea. [...] If you want to check your zones for errors before
> loading them, which is a fine idea, do that outside of the
> nameserver. [...]
Are you volunteering a checking program? I certainly don't have any,
and I don't see what's wrong with bind including one just because it
happens to be integrated with the rest of the nameserver (which, I
note, allows you much higher confidence that a domain won't be
accidentally loaded without being checked).
> Then you can apply any checks that you like (including [...] - which
> are all much more common and likely errors than someone accidentally
> including a character that you don't happen to like).
What is your basis for saying they are "much more common and likely"?
Beacuse _you_ are more likely to make them? I regularly see domains
knocking on my mailserver's door claiming names that contain characters
illegal for use in domains within SMTP; I see this far more often than
I see, for example, reverse DNS that appears to have lost its trailing
dot and gotten some .in-addr.arpa zone name appended to it.
> Also, I see no signs of bind9 doing any of that nonsense, the error
> was realised, and corrected -
What is your basis for thinking that's _why_ bind9 doesn't do it? It
seems at least as likely to me that they just haven't bothered yet.
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