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Re: Importing tmux into base

In article <>,
D'Arcy J.M. Cain <> wrote:
>On Fri, 11 Feb 2011 10:11:42 +0200
>Alan Barrett <> wrote:
>> On Thu, 10 Feb 2011, David Holland wrote:
>> > bind should be kicked out; there's no reason other than historical
>> > tradition to have it in base, and it's a maintenance hassle both for
>> > us and for sysadmins.
>> We should have a full-service DNS resolver in base.  It doesn't have to
>> be bind.
>Personally I wonder why we have bind, Postfix and a lot of other stuff
>in base.  We don't need it to run a basic system.  We can
>point /etc/resolv.conf at a running resolver and our email client can
>be set up to mail to an external SMTP server.  For a basic, working
>system that works.

It depends where you are. I'd rather run my own DNS server than rely
on random ones I get from DHCP. And yes, bind is going eventually be
replaced because I don't see us putting bind-10 in base (it requires
boost and python). It is time to look at unbound I think.

The resolver client is a more difficult proposition since all the 
alternatives have binary compatibility implications.


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