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Re: AW: [suse-security] DNS: BIND vs djbdns
  • From: "Oyku Gencay" <oykug@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 31 Jul 2001 14:04:08 -0700
  • Message-id: <01e401c11a04$571a0940$0a01a8c0@xxxxxxxxxx>
Thanks for all the information. I'll check out dbjdns and share my opinions
with you

Regards,
Oyku

----- Original Message -----
From: Boris Lorenz <bolo@xxxxxxx>
To: <suse-security@xxxxxxxx>
Sent: Tuesday, July 31, 2001 1:32 AM
Subject: RE: AW: [suse-security] DNS: BIND vs djbdns


> Hi,
>
> 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
for
> > 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
bind8
> installations crashed on any system I ever installed. Btw., I never used
any
> SuSE RPMs whatsoever for core services like DNS.
>
> And what goes for all that talk about security and bind I think that the
real
> troublemakers were certain versions of bind4 and bind8.2.2, as well as
bind9
> with its new and funny leaks ;). Bind8.2.3-xxx runs very smoothly and
AFAIK
> there are no real 'issues' with it.
>
> After all, even on the internet's root servers bind serves the world, so
this
> 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
be
> nice to hear some more experiences securitywise.
>
> > Hth,
> >
> > Oliver
> [...]
>
> Yup,
>
> ---
> Boris Lorenz <bolo@xxxxxxx>
> System Security Admin *nix - *nux
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>
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