Vixie warns: DNS Changer ‘blackouts’ inevitable

bmanning at bmanning at
Wed May 23 04:10:40 UTC 2012

On Tue, May 22, 2012 at 08:52:52PM -0700, Michael J Wise wrote:
> On May 22, 2012, at 8:35 PM, Randy Bush wrote:
> > father of bind?  that's news.
> 	<>
> He was there, and Put The Fix In, to down the network.

	Certainly news to Phil Almquist and the entire BIND development team
	at UCB.   Paul was at DECWRL and cut his teeth on pre-existing code.
	While he (and ISC) have since revised, gutted, tossed all the orginal
	code, rebuilt it twice - and others have done similar for their DNS
	software,  based on the BIND code base, implementation assumptions, and 
	with little or no ISC code, and they call it BIND as well,  it would be 
	a HUGE leap of faith to call Paul Vixie the father of 
		BIND - The Berkeley Internet Naming Daemon.

	As for being there and "Put The Fix In"...  Makes for great PR but 
	in actual fact, its a bandaid that is not going to stem the tide.
	An actual fix would really need to change the nature of the creaky
	1980's implementation artifacts that this community loves so well.


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