Bischof, Ralph Ralph.Bischof at
Tue Feb 7 19:23:41 UTC 2006

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bill Larson [mailto:wllarso at] 
> Sent: Tuesday, February 07, 2006 11:12 AM

> Well, you can always create a "bind" zone of type CH and 
> populate this with information that will satisfy the ISS 
> scanner.  A very good example of this can be found in the 
> "Secure BIND Template" at 
> This can hide both the "version.bind" and "authors.bind" information.

Sweet. Thank you.

> Does hiding the version of BIND 
> that is running make any difference in the security of the 
> system?
>  My opinion is that many (not all) computer security 
> "professionals" simply follow a set of check lists without 
> understanding the underlying reasons why the check lists were created.

I believe you have crystal balled into my environment.

I appreciate your reply, Bill.

Thank you,
Ralph F. Bischof, Jr.
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