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Re: djbdns: An alternative to BIND
Vicky - "Thou shalt not post about DJB software to a mailing list Vixie reads regularly". I take it you didn't listen in bible study class..
I had a play with DJBDNS after using BIND for years. Here's why I switched back:
- No AXFR support
- No TCP support
- I was forced to use DJBs naming conventions for zones
Now, it looks like some of this has changed in the past few years, but at the time I was unable to provide a bunch of services that I wanted to because of these "missing features".
One of the reasons I see people quoting for their transition from BIND to DJBDNS is "BIND is hard to configure".
If you've got a good understanding of DNS (which, IMO, is required to run DJBDNS effectively), and you're finding BIND hard to configure, you'd best unsubscribe now and start looking for work elsewhere.
The other one is "BIND is a bigger binary than DJBDNS".
It's the 00's kids, RAM and disk are cheaper than a hooker scraping for a fix.
My licensing and installation points above are common to all DJB software. I'm a lazy bastard. I want to click a button or tap some keys and have stuff happen in a way I understand and trust. I don't want to have my hosts littered with weird arcane trash that isn't looked after by my packaging system. If DJB were to allow people to provide binary packages of his software, this point wouldn't exist.
Anyway, in closing - Run BIND9. Save yourself.
On 9/04/2005, at 12:19 PM, Chris Kuethe wrote:
On Apr 8, 2005 4:55 PM, Vicky Rode <email@example.com> wrote: