BIND8 entering end of life; changes to (affects mirrors)

Paul Vixie Paul_Vixie at
Thu Aug 9 22:54:47 UTC 2007

whereas BIND9 is now 8 years old,
and BIND9 is performance-competitive against BIND8,
and BIND9 conforms to more of the DNS protocol than BIND8,
and BIND9 is more secure and more portable than BIND8,
we are declaring BIND8 to be in "end of life" (like BIND4).

if you are running BIND8 (or BIND4), you should upgrade to BIND9.
if you are mirroring BIND8 (, please stop.
(if you aren't mirroring BIND9 (, you could.)

the current version of BIND9 as of this moment is 9.4.1-P1.
it can be retrieved from <>.
its release notes are at <>.
Paul Vixie

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