ISP best practices

Joe Abley jabley at
Thu May 21 11:00:58 CDT 2009

On 21-May-2009, at 11:06, Curtis Maurand wrote:

> Check out as an alternative to bind.  Its faster,  
> more secure, does IPV6 and easier to maintain.

I have heard lots of good things about PowerDNS, and I'm quite  
prepared to believe that it's a natural choice for a DNS hosting  
service where the database back-end makes for far simpler provisioning  
and control than managing a pile of config files.

However, you're not necessarily doing anybody any favours in making  
statements like "faster", "more secure" and "does IPv6". DNS servers  
are complicated beasts, and simplistic comparisons are not useful for  
much (it'd be trivial to give you examples where PowerDNS is slower  
and less secure, for example, and BIND9 has done IPv6 for the better  
part of a decade).


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