[dns-operations] i've got a conflict of interest, can a non-implementor answer this?

Eric Brunner-Williams brunner at nic-naa.net
Wed Jan 14 15:14:09 UTC 2009

Apparently GCN isn't taking comments. The site has a comment cgi, but 
approval is either wicked slow or off for the duration.

Paul Vixie wrote:
> in http://gcn.com/articles/2009/01/12/dns-requires-a-layered-approach.aspx we
> see the following exchange:
> 	"GCN: BIND, which is the most widely used DNS server, is open
> 	source.  How safe are the latest versions of it?
> 	TOVAR: For a lot of environments, it is perfectly suitable. But in
> 	any mission-critical network in the government sector, any
> 	financial institution, anything that has the specter of identity
> 	theft or impact on national security, I think using open source is
> 	just folly."
> anything i might say would be seen as self serving, so i hope that others
> here who are not DNS implementors will add professionally worded comments
> to this article explaining your views about the need for critical
> infrastructure to have some open source mixed into it.
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