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

Florian Weimer fw at deneb.enyo.de
Wed Jan 14 18:32:04 UTC 2009

* Paul Vixie:

> 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."

Hmm, does this mean that they will discontinue their name server
software products?  According to the data sheets, they only run on
systems for which source code is widely available.

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