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sendmail.net: Vixie Wraps BIND

Nov 13, 1999, 01:23 (1 Talkback[s])

"On the verge of releasing a complete rewrite of the DNS software BIND, and on the heels of MS Hotmail's about-face subscription to his spam-busting MAPS Realtime Blackhole List, Paul Vixie made it known at LISA '99 on Wednesday that he'll be stepping down from his pivotal role as BIND's head architect and principal maintainer."

"Often mistakenly identified as BIND's original author, Vixie is in fact the person who took it to the next level, laying the foundation for a new economy along the way. "The reason I got started working on BIND is that it didn't work," he said Wednesday. "So I started hacking the code, people found out I was hacking the code and asked for copies, and the rest is history."

"It was in the course of describing how the completely rewritten BIND 9 came about that Vixie mentioned his plan to pass on the mantle. "I'm coming up on ten years working with BIND, and now that the fresh, clean, from-scratch implementation has none of my code in it, I'm pretty much planning to retire from BIND. Ten years is a long time."

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