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From: Oyku Gencay (oykugsbt.com.tr)
Date: Tue Jul 31 2001 - 16:04:08 CDT
Thanks for all the information. I'll check out dbjdns and share my opinions
----- Original Message -----
From: Boris Lorenz <bololupa.de>
Sent: Tuesday, July 31, 2001 1:32 AM
Subject: RE: AW: [suse-security] DNS: BIND vs djbdns
> On 31-Jul-01 Schoenwaelder Oliver wrote:
> > Hi,
> > I had some reliability problems, too. I installed bind8-8.2.3-REL at our
> > SuSE 7.0 from the original sources and bind crashed at least once a day.
> > I never got a reason for this. But after installing the SuSE update rpm
> > 8.2.3 it never crashed again.
> > I don't know what the differences are and I don't care...
> > So I you are running a SuSE system try to install their package.
> Well, although it's slightly OT I have to say that neither any bind4, nor
> installations crashed on any system I ever installed. Btw., I never used
> SuSE RPMs whatsoever for core services like DNS.
> And what goes for all that talk about security and bind I think that the
> troublemakers were certain versions of bind4 and bind8.2.2, as well as
> with its new and funny leaks ;). Bind8.2.3-xxx runs very smoothly and
> there are no real 'issues' with it.
> After all, even on the internet's root servers bind serves the world, so
> probably adds another aspect to the bind vs. djbdns, as bind is build for
> performance and reliability. Don't know much about djbdns, though. Would
> nice to hear some more experiences securitywise.
> > Hth,
> > Oliver
> Boris Lorenz <bololupa.de>
> System Security Admin *nix - *nux
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