Restated: You don't need to upgrade the Solaris to upgrade the BIND

I'm surprised though that anyone is using Solaris 7. When I went to
Solaris Admin classes a few years back they taught 2.6 and 8 (2.8) and
specifically said no one should use 7 (2.7) as it was fairly buggy.

-----Original Message-----
From: [] On
Behalf Of David Miller
Sent: Thursday, June 29, 2006 8:07 PM
Subject: Re: Named errors

In any case I say download the 9.3.2 source, compile, and use that
instead. It takes about a couple of minutes. Run named-checkconf
against your named.conf and correct any errors. There really is no
reason not to be running the latest version of BIND9.
On Jun 28, 2006, at 4:26 PM, Barry Margolin wrote:

> In article ,
> Gregory Hicks wrote:
>>> Subject: RE: Named errors
>>> Date: Wed, 28 Jun 2006 13:21:07 -0400
>>> From: "Jeff Lightner"
>>> To: , "Kevin Darcy"
>>> Cc:
>>> Well now it IS broke ain't it?
>>> If you tell them the most likely cause is that you were hacked
>>> that in
>>> tandem with the fact it is not working properly should get them
>>> to let
>>> you upgrade.

>> Actually, I'd put it more 'diplomatically' as in:
>> " The Bind that we are using is WELL past its "use-by" date. I
>> need to
>> upgrade to a much later version. although I cannot positively state
>> that our name server has been hacked, everything I have now points to
>> that.

> Where are you getting the idea that his log messages point to that?
> "Bad referrel" errors indicate problems on other servers, not problems
> on your own. Akamai also pulls some funny games with DNS to implement
> their global load balancing, and these often result in complaints from
> DNS servers.
> So if you're suggesting that Jeff lie to his bosses to get them to let
> him upgrade, at least be honest about it.
> --
> Barry Margolin,
> Arlington, MA
> *** PLEASE post questions in newsgroups, not directly to me ***
> *** PLEASE don't copy me on replies, I'll read them in the group ***

David Miller
Desktop Support