BIND 9 question

Doug Barton dougb at
Fri Nov 18 19:48:42 UTC 2011

On 11/18/2011 06:05, Luchesar V. ILIEV wrote:
> On 18/11/2011 15:48, Christer Solskogen wrote:
>> On Thu, Nov 17, 2011 at 10:20 PM, Doug Barton <dougb at> wrote:
>>> The ports, 10-current, stable/8 and stable/7 were all updated yesterday
>>> shortly after ISC publicly released the code.
>> But not releng/*?

I cannot emphasize this point highly enough: The BIND in the base is
intended primarily for use as a local resolver. If you are doing
serious, mission-critical work with BIND you should be using a port,
preferably dns/bind98. The ability to quickly update in the event of a
security issue is one reason, another is the ability to use the same
version of BIND across your network regardless of the underlying version
of FreeBSD.

If you are in any way worried that your flavor of FreeBSD isn't being
upgraded soon enough, you are (by definition) in the category that
should be using BIND from ports instead.




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