ISP best practices

Curtis Maurand cmaurand at
Thu May 21 14:09:40 CDT 2009

You're correct on the blanket statement.  apologies.


Joe Abley wrote:
> 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).
> Joe

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