ISC bind -vs- Microsoft implementation of bind.

Barry Margolin barmar at
Fri Dec 17 00:39:33 UTC 2004

In article <cpsjkt$1sav$1 at>,
 "Dennis Leiterman" <leiterman at> wrote:

> Hi,  I have been responsible for our dns at where I work for years.
> We started out using a Vax running Multinet and have migrated to
> Linux using ISC's bind.  I have been asked to justify using bind and
> why we don't move over to Microsoft.  I have looked on the net 
> and the only discussions I see look more like religious wars, I was
> hoping to find something a little more technical.  I have used Microsoft
> in the past and have had problems.  Of course, working at a large
> company, they would rather hear it from someone else.  Can someone
> point me to some technical comparisons between the two....thanks
> in advance.

Microsoft doesn't have an implementation of BIND.  They have a DNS 
server, but AFAIK it was a totally independent implementation, not 
related to BIND.

Barry Margolin, barmar at
Arlington, MA
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