Bind 9 for Windows

wharfratjoe wharfratjoe at
Wed Sep 13 17:20:46 UTC 2006

It is very Stable. I did a upgrade from BIND 4 to Bind 9.3.0 when it first
came out. I currently have 3 auth dns servers running 3200 domains (i master
and 2 slaves) on windows 2003 servers.
I setup a bind 9 as a slave to the bind 4 master and pulled all the zones
then made the new bind 9 server a master (converted the named.conf files
using a search and replace utility i found). There is a .pl script i used to
convert the named.boot file to the named.conf. My recommendation is to also
get the DNS and BIND book 4th edition to get familiar with the bind 9
options, etc...

here is the .pl script i used -

hope this helps,


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On 9/13/06, Pilu <Pilu at> wrote:
> Hi,
> My name is Richard and i am studying a possible migration of Bind
> version 4 (old NT4 server) to Bind version 9 on a Windows 2003 SP1
> platerform.
> We currently have 170 domain names hosted.
> Can you give me some feedback about Bind 9 and Windows Server? Is it
> stable? Which version do you advice me? Is there a tool to upgrade
> config files of version 4 to version 9?
> Thanks a lot for your contributions
> Cheers
> Richard

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