Need Help in BIND Download - Obscure Filenames

phn at phn at
Mon Jan 5 20:24:48 UTC 2004

tnaves at wrote:
> I need some help deciphering which files are what.  I want BIND 8.1.2 so I
> downloaded the following files:

> bind-8.1.2-contrib.tar.gz
> bind-8.1.2-contrib.tar.gz.asc
> bind-8.1.2-doc.tar.gz
> bind-8.1.2-doc.tar.gz.asc
> bind-8.1.2-src.tar.gz
> bind-8.1.2-src.tar.gz.asc

> I understand the following:

> src = source code
> doc = documentation

> My questions:

> What is contrib?

Contributed tools ( dig nslookup h2n etc)

> What is asc?

Corresponding PGP signatures.

> Obviously I am not a unix adept.

> Thanks,

> Tom Naves

Why don't you get current release of bind instead ? This version 
is very old and has security implications.

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