Re: Way forward with BIND 8
From: Valentin Nechayev (netch_at_lucky.net)
Date: Sat, 7 Jun 2003 23:31:11 +0300 To: Doug Barton <DougB@freebsd.org>
Fri, Jun 06, 2003 at 03:01:02, DougB wrote about "Re: Way forward with BIND 8":
> >> FYI, for those wondering why I'm not considering BIND 9 for import, please
> >> see http://people.freebsd.org/~dougb/whybind8.html
Among other things: standard resolver is waaay(tm) old. Even keeping with BIND8,
it is old. At least, it isn't thread-safe; this is too ugly for 5.*.
Unlike IRS code (gethostby*()), its upgrading to thread safe version is
conceptually easy. I've created and successfully tested patch to upgrade it
to 8.3.4 version, losing only res_*update() and RES_INSECURE*; it was
very simple, and a person more informed in its specifics including KAME
hacks can do it better.
(ftp://segfault.kiev.ua/pub/freebsd/newresolv for someone wanting to see it.
I should repeast that this attempt may be too lame and forgetting some
principal moments, but it was successfully tested on real load for a long
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