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Date:      Fri, 18 Jul 1997 21:25:23 -0400
From:      "Gary Palmer" <gpalmer@FreeBSD.ORG>
To:        Brandon Gillespie <>
Cc:        John-David Childs <>, freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.ORG, freebsd-isp@FreeBSD.ORG
Subject:   Re: upgrading to a safe BIND? 
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In-Reply-To: Your message of "Fri, 18 Jul 1997 13:16:42 MDT." <> 

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Brandon Gillespie wrote in message ID
> On Fri, 18 Jul 1997, John-David Childs wrote:
> > > work?  What differs between the bind distributed with FreeBSD and the bin
> d
> > > at
> > 
> > I compiled 8..1.1 on FreeBSD 2.2.2 last week.  It compiles out of the box.
> > THe primary differences are that FreeBSD puts some of the binaries in
> > different places than isc does (e.g. /usr/bin vs. /usr/sbin) and that the
> > isc man pages go in /usr/share/man/cat* instead of /usr/share/man/man*
> Why don't we ship FreeBSD with bind-8?  From what I've read, it seems like
> the better of the two..

I believe the resolver code for libc is radically different, and that
The Powers That Be (TM) want to keep the two consistent
(i.e. upgrading the resolver when they upgrade named) (keeps the
possibility of bugs to a minimum)

The bind 8.1.1 resolver uses /etc/nsswitch I believe, which is a major
departure from what is now used...

Gary Palmer                                          FreeBSD Core Team Member
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