CrossNodes: Tinydns: Kiss Your BIND Good-bye
Aug 20, 2002, 01:00 (26 Talkback[s])
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"DNS admins rejoice, for thy long years of torment are over. No
more shall BIND bewitch and betray thee, for there is a new kid on
the block: Tinydns.
"No discussion of Tinydns is complete without mention of its
author, D. J. Bernstein. Professor Bernstein is a very smart
mathematician and scientist. He has written and given away many
top-quality programs, such as qmail, daemontools, ezmlm, and
djbdns. He offers cash rewards to anyone who can find security
holes. He is suing the US Government. Professor Bernstein is not
known for inspiring love and affection, to the point that many
people refuse to use his software.
"This is a mistake. BIND has been maintained over the years by a
number of different people, many of whom are nice, lovable persons.
No matter how lovable these hardworking, admirable persons are,
BIND is a mess...