HEADS UP! BIND 9.2.3 coming soon!

Gordon Bergling gbergling at 0xfce3.net
Thu Sep 16 10:21:43 PDT 2004

Hi Scott,

On Thu Sep 16, 2004 at 09:11AM -0600, Scott Long wrote:
> I wanted to give everyone fair warning that BIND 9.2.3 will be replacing 
> the ancient BIND8 in HEAD/6-CURRENT in the next few days, likely this 
> weekend.  If you are running production BIND servers then you might want
> to hop over to http://www.isc.org/index.pl?/sw/bind/FAQ.php and read up
> to make sure you won't have any surprises.  BIND9 will then be merged to
> RELENG_5 once it has settled in HEAD and will be the default for the 5.3
> release.  There are no plans to merge it into RELENG_4 or any other 
> branch at this time.  I know that it is quite late in the release cycle
> to be doing this, but it is probably the highest requested feature for
> 5.3 at this point and we need to switch to the 9.x codebase for RELENG_5
> since the 8.x codebase is quite old and is nearing the end of its life.
> Many thanks and best of luck to Dag-Erling Smørgrav and Tom Rhodes for
> leading this effort.

Thanks for doing this. :)

Are there any plans to choose a zone-file layout like it is in OpenBSD?
On OpenBSD they store the zone-files in /var which separate folders for
Master,Slave and standard.

best regards,


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