[dns-operations] "freeware is a recipe for problems"

sthaug at nethelp.no sthaug at nethelp.no
Thu Sep 24 14:09:49 UTC 2009

> Way, way back when, Nominum employees performed a denial of service
> attack on PowerDNS. I thought they had grown over such behaviour.
> Nominum might want to realise that while their aggressive marketing is
> pitched at 'decision makers', they should not be offending the
> technical people that actually have to run the software.

And some of those decision makers are listening. With my ISP hat on,
I have been instrumental in our decision to use Nominum CNS for our
recursive DNS. The current marketing FUD from Nominum means we will
will certainly rethink our use of CNS. Which is a pity, since CNS
has actually performed very well for us.

(The fact that Nominum is EoL'ing CNS, in favor of more complex and
expensive products like Vantio, is another argument...)

Steinar Haug, AS 2116

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