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Re: djbdns: An alternative to BIND

  • From: David Conrad
  • Date: Mon Apr 11 15:15:28 2005


On Apr 11, 2005, at 6:58 AM, william(at) wrote:
Surely, you aren't saying that is somethig wrong with that or that they
are making non-compliant product
As far as I know, BINDv9 complies with the AXFR protocol. Empirically, given BINDv9 interoperates with every DNS server that implements AXFR and IXFR that I'm aware of, it would seem assertions that "BIND9 is not compliant with AXFR standards" is simply pure crap. There was an attempt to clarify various ambiguities found in the rather loose specification of the AXFR protocol by writing up the issues encountered and a solution to those issues, but that effort sunk in the IETF swamp.

just because they choose to use different
"proprietary" protocol when two of their products interact with each other
(while still supporting standard protocols for other systems)?
The only proprietary (in the sense that it was not specified by any standards group, not in the sense of protected intellectual property) protocol I'm aware of in BINDv9 is the "command channel" protocol used in rndc.

However, I don't speak authoritatively (pun intended) on BIND.