I received many responses all saying that BIND-8 is the way to go. The
specific differences are:
-- 8 does much tighter Plausibility Tests on the Data (both yours,
which will force you to clean up your DNS RRs, and the Data
received from other Nameservers)
-- 8 will send NOTIFYs from Primaries (now "Masters") to Secondaries
(now "Slaves"), rather than having the Secondaries time out or
get kill -HUP'd to update the Data
-- 8 has generally more Config Features, or Switches moved from
compile-Time to Runtime
--Version 8 is more configurable and has much better security.
--Bind v8.1.2 (and later versions) will be used if/when IP v6 gets
It will also be getting more features, etc. Bind v4.9.7 is static
there is a problem (probably only security) that needs to be fixed. Note
that I think that bind v4.9.x will also do IPV6......I could be wrong.
--Bind v4.x uses /etc/named.boot. Bind v8.1 uses /etc/named.conf and is
much more configurable.
There is a great change in syntax in the named.conf file *but* the
actual named.* files are still the same. There is a perl script
included in the v8 archive which will convert your named.boot file to
-- DNS Dynamic Updates (RFC 2136).
DNS Change Notification (RFC 1996).
Completely new configuration syntax (and
HTML docs for same).
Flexible, categorized logging system
(blackhole lame delegations!).
IP-address-based access control for queries,
zone transfers, and updates that may be
specified on a zone-by-zone basis.
More efficient zone transfers (no fork() on
Improved performance for servers with
thousands of zones.
get*by*() functions can now use Sun NIS if
Many bug fixes, including patches for all
known security holes.
Chris Marble <firstname.lastname@example.org
Rick Niziak <email@example.com>
Rich Snyder <rsnyder@eos.EAST.HITC.COM>
Steve Williams <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Jochen Bern <email@example.com>
Marcelo Maraboli <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Khoo Boon Hing <email@example.com>
Rich Kulawiec <firstname.lastname@example.org>
James Ford <email@example.com>
Karl Vogel <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Wales Wong <email@example.com>
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