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Re: Dents -- Bind alternative?
On 29 Nov 1998, Paul Vixie wrote: > perhaps the authors think ISC's source isn't "open" enough, or perhaps they > didn't know that ISC was hiring DNS software engineers. or perhaps they > just had some ideas they wanted to try out. (bind 9.0 is a fresh start, > other than the configuration file parser and some of the underlying > libraries.) It was the last option. Neither of us is really interested in working for the ISC, and bind is certainly very open software (three cheers for the ISC). We had some ideas that we wanted to try out, so we did. > coming, as it does, on the heels of a recent announcement from philips (.se) > of a load balancing web proxying dns serving open source content server, it > seems that folks everywhere at once are finding dns service an interesting > area to work in. Well, we found DNS service to be an interesting problem a year and a half ago when we started this project; it's just now that we've told the rest of the world. 8^) Our goal is to advance the state of the art in server design and to give Paul a run for his money (sic). Like Paul said, we certainly intend for this to be a friendly competition, but it is a competition, and we do aim to be serious players in the DNS space. Look for some announcements in the next few months about dents-enabled solutions which allow network architects to perform previously-impossible tricks based on DNS; that's the real meat of this project. If you want to see your needs met faster, or if you just want to have fun, then % echo "subscribe dents-list"|mail email@example.com If you want to see bind beat the pants off of dents, then I am sure that Paul would be more than happy to have the help implementing the list he posted to NANOG earlier. Let the games begin! -- "I always drive properly. A bit fast, perhaps, but always with consummate skill and a natural feel for the road that even cops recognize. No cop was ever born who isn't a sucker for a finely-executed hi-speed Controlled Drift all the way around one of those cloverleaf freeway interchanges." -- HST