North American Network Operators Group

Date Prev | Date Next | Date Index | Thread Index | Author Index | Historical

Re: djbdns: An alternative to BIND

  • From: Roger Marquis
  • Date: Sat Apr 09 19:34:55 2005

David Conrad wrote:
- Amount of code
Again, what should be counted? Should you include rsync? Should you include utility programs like check-namedconf, axfr-get, rbldns, walldns, walldns-conf, etc.?
You need only count the lines of code needed by the daemon/s
servicing requests.  That is, IMO, bind's only major failing.  Too
much code, too many little used features (nobody I know needs or
wants rndc), and no way to compile without them.  If you read Bruce
Schneier, as every developer should, you know how important that
"Amount of code" is.

All I really want is to "configure --minimal && make && make
install" and not have to fix ISC's ill thought-out defaults (like
/usr/local/etc on Solaris...).

Using bind 8 and 9 but still looking for something better,
Roger Marquis
Roble Systems Consulting