[dns-operations] DNS at FOSDEM 2016

Matthew Pounsett matt at conundrum.com
Wed Feb 3 20:23:10 UTC 2016

> On Feb 3, 2016, at 15:04 , Evan Hunt <each at isc.org> wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 03, 2016 at 02:23:19PM -0500, Robert Edmonds wrote:
>> AFAIK, BIND and Unbound don't really target the use cases they are trying
>> to address.
> BIND sort of does with the lightweight resolver daemon (lwresd), but
> it hasn't gotten any traction to speak of.  Dnsmasq definitely does,
> and supports DNSSEC validation.
> I have no objection at all to systemd reinventing this particular wheel,
> though, except "yuck, systemd", and I wish them the very best of luck
> except bleagh.

This is my feeling exactly.  Concerns I’ve heard about stability and transparency (and therefore ease of troubleshooting) aside, systemd is just reaching into too many parts of the OS.  I’m highly supportive of the idea of writing a new validating stub .. but I think it’s folly to link it into the boot/cron system.  Same feeling I have with systemd’s integration into /tmp clearing, and a host of other things it shouldn’t be doing directly, or possibly at all.

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