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From: Valdis Kletnieks (Valdis.KletnieksVT.EDU)
Date: Wed Mar 28 2001 - 23:14:21 CST
On Wed, 28 Mar 2001 15:48:41 PST, Phil Stracchino <alaricBABCOM.COM> said:
> Is BIND9 stable yet? Last time I looked (which was only a few weeks ago),
> the cautions on the ISC site gave me the strong impression that it was
> considered to be still in beta, supported only a subset of BIND8
> functionality, and in general was not recommended for use on production
BIND 9.1.1 was released tonight.
The major "subset of BIND8 functionality" issue that I am aware of is
that the BIND 9 libresolv.a does not include the res_* routines used
by some client software such as Sendmail. Since most Unix systems now
have libresolv.a bundled into libc.a, this is only an issue if you want
to build against the 'latest and greatest' resolver because your vendor's
libc is old/broken. I corresponded with Paul Vixie on this point, and
he said you'd still need to keep an 8.2.3 libresolv.a around for clients
that use the res_* routines, but that there was no problem in having
a system using 8.2.3 resolver routines in client software but running
a BIND 9 named/named-xfer binary.
It looks like BIND 9.1.0 picked up most of the missing BIND 8 functionality,
and includes stuff BIND 8 didn't (like being able to do split DNS with
one server). Go give it another look.
Operating Systems Analyst