[dns-operations] The Decline and Fall of BIND 10

Wayne MacLaurin wayne at maclaurin.ca
Thu May 15 04:27:59 UTC 2014

Diversity and sexiness is great. More choices and more folks doing DNS work can't help but make the industry is better.  

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> On May 14, 2014, at 7:26 PM, Paul Vixie <paul at redbarn.org> wrote:
> Wayne MacLaurin wrote:
>> Bind 9.11 
>> Can’t imagine we’ll see another attempt at a ground up rebuild anytime soon…..
> maybe not by ISC. but based on the success of BIND9, NSD, Knot, Unbound,
> Yadifa, and PowerDNS, i think we will see more implementations of DNS as
> time goes on. because, you guessed it, DNS is sexy.
> based on the fact that BIND 9.10 has a "map" file type that cuts startup
> time to "de minimis" or less even for large zones, in the same style
> long employed by NSD, i think it's safe to say that BIND9 did not need a
> total rewrite as much as i thought it did when i launched that project.
> see also:
> http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140430_wow_bind9_910_is_out_and_what_a_list_of_features/
> having left ISC on July 1 2013 in a management buyout of the ISC
> Security business unit (now known as Farsight Security), i don't have
> any remaining say over what problems ISC decides to tackle. but i do
> notice that operators seem to have a love/hate relationship with code
> base diversity, and i do notice that some implementors want to work on a
> common management interface so they can configure their name service in
> a standard language or protocol, and then plug different servers into
> it. learning every new server's config syntax and log file format is a
> pain. so, maybe that's a good public benefit thing to work on that isn't
> yet-another-nameserver-implementation.
> vixie
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