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Date:      Fri, 18 Jul 1997 17:04:27 -0700 (PDT)
From:      Dan Busarow <>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.ORG, freebsd-isp@FreeBSD.ORG
Subject:   Re: upgrading to a safe BIND?
Message-ID:  <Pine.UW2.3.95.970718165829.569G-100000@cedb>
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On Fri, 18 Jul 1997, Brandon Gillespie wrote:
> Why don't we ship FreeBSD with bind-8?  From what I've read, it seems like
> the better of the two..

The new named.conf syntax.

You could ask people at install time if they want their named.boot
converted to named.conf and that would work for most people.

But a lot of us have scripts that update that file and they need
to be re-written to handle the new format.

I think we need to wait until 8.x has been in circulation for a
while before breaking several years worth of tools.  I'd suggest
3.0 as a target for the new version.  By the time that is released
I would guess that most everyone who has automated DNS tools
will have converted on their own.

 Dan Busarow                                                  714 443 4172
 DPC Systems / Beach.Net                          
 Dana Point, California  83 09 EF 59 E0 11 89 B4   8D 09 DB FD E1 DD 0C 82

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