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Barry Margolin barmar at bbnplanet.com
Wed Nov 3 19:19:22 UTC 1999

In article <17962.941646920 at kludge.mpn.cp.philips.com>,
Jim Reid  <jim at mpn.cp.philips.com> wrote:
>>>>>> "Barry" == Barry Margolin <barmar at bbnplanet.com> writes:
>    >> Use the named-bootconf script that's bundled with BIND8. It converts a
>    >> named.boot file to its named.conf equivalent. You'll probably have to
>    >> run this on a UNIX system => transferring the named.boot file from
>    >> your NT box to the UNIX system, creating the named.conf file there and
>    >> copying that back to your NT box.
>    Barry> Why would he have to run it on Unix?  I haven't looked
>    Barry> closely at the program (which is no longer a script, it was
>    Barry> rewritten in C in 8.2), but I can't imagine that it does
>    Barry> anything that can't be done in completely portable C.
>Well I've not looked at named-bootconf for a long time too. [I guess
>it's been a while since either of us had to upgrade from BIND4.] In
>8.2.2, named-bootconf is a shell script.

My mistake.  I remembered that it had been rewritten from Perl to something
else, and I got the "something else" wrong.  Sigh.

However, I believe the old Perl version is still retained in a
subdirectory, and Perl is available for NT.

Barry Margolin, barmar at bbnplanet.com
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