ISP best practices

Ben Cooper ben at hns.net
Thu May 21 10:59:27 CDT 2009


If you want to go down the BIND route, I'd recommend using xname as a
frontend (http://source.xname.org/).

Paul E wrote:
> cmaurand> Check out www.powerdns.com as an alternative to bind.  Its
> cmaurand> faster, more secure, does IPV6 and easier to maintain.
> 
> This is purely opinion.
> 
> BIND has warts, just as any large piece of code in wide spread use and
> with lots of features will have. However, that's also one of its
> advantages. Lots of folks run it and know it and fix it when it breaks.
> 
> Works for root & gtld servers, must not totally suck.
> 
> BIND does ipV6, has since BIND8.
> 
> It is also fully DNSSEC compliant. Is powerdns yet?
> 
> Yes. Do check out all the alternatives for DNS. But if you're looking at
> ipV6 support because you want to be able to support upcoming protocols,
> make sure your DNS can do DNSSEC correctly too.
> 
> 
> 
> 




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