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RE: [NANOG] Re: Reasons why BIND isn't being upgraded

  • From: Roeland Meyer
  • Date: Fri Feb 02 05:03:39 2001

> From: Joshua Goodall [mailto:joshua@roughtrade.net]
> Sent: Friday, February 02, 2001 12:52 AM

> I can understand the annoyance felt by a large hosting 
> provider updating
> BIND in an emergency and finding more than just a security 
> fix.  Pim is, I
> guess, concerned that similar updates in future may have longer MTTR
> impact.  Pete Elke's point about preproduction testing could 
> perhaps be
> turned from a combative tone to the constructive without loss of
> information.

Isn't that why NSI is running a stealth master root server ... so they _are
able_ to do pre-production testing of zone files? In the past few years,
there were a lot of root server outages that would have been prevented by
that practice.