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Date:      Sat, 19 Jul 1997 11:50:47 +0100
From:      Ian Vaudrey <>
To:        Dan Busarow <>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.ORG
Subject:   Re: upgrading to a safe BIND?
Message-ID:  <>
References:  <Pine.UW2.3.95.970718165829.569G-100000@cedb>

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I hate to disagree, but I think bind-8 should be introduced into the
2.2-RELENG branch as soon as possible, at least as an install-time
option. The reason? The following, found at

"In May of 1997, the first production version of BIND-8 was
released. We have deprecated BIND-4 other than for security
related patches. No new features or portability changes will
be added to BIND-4. You should be using BIND-8."

That last sentence seems pretty unequivocal.

 - Ian

Dan Busarow wrote:
> 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

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