Bind -vs- Microsoft DNS

Carl Byington carl at
Fri Oct 13 15:33:28 UTC 2006

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On Fri, 13 Oct 2006 00:03:23 -0500, Greg wrote:

> I tried to send this once before but it disappeared.  So here goes again.

> Is there really a performance difference between BIND and MS DNS Server??
> Of course I am talking about these running on a Win2K box.

You might be more concerned about correctness. Try to build a zone with

*.fred.sam   CNAME joe
joe          IN A

And then query for the A record for john.fred.sam

MS only returns the CNAME, not the resulting A from joe.

As far as I know, this has not been fixed by MS.

There are probably other cases as well. MS *could* (but won't) hire some
folks to sit down with the relevant RFC documents, write a test case for
every statement in those RFCs, and run the resulting test suite against
their server. They cannot claim they don't have enough money to do that.

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