Anyone still interested in Philip Hazel's "makezones" ?
martin at marcher.name
Wed Mar 12 08:57:53 UTC 2008
On Wed, Mar 12, 2008 at 3:12 AM, Gregory Hicks <ghicks at cadence.com> wrote:
> Um-m-m-m... Failed. It looks like "anonymous" ftp wasn't set up...
> Or maybe *I* don't know how to spell anonymous...
> Any assist?
Or maybe the original mail states that anonymous ftp has been closed
since beginning 2008 and lists another URL where to get it?
> > From: Chris Thompson <cet1 at hermes.cam.ac.uk>
> > To: Bind Users Mailing List <bind-users at isc.org>
> > Subject: Anyone still interested in Philip Hazel's "makezones" ?
> > Date: 12 Mar 2008 00:27:41 +0000
> > It's been drawn to our attention that there are still many references
> > around the web to [don't try it, it won't work]
> > ftp://ftp.cus.cam.ac.uk/pub/software/programs/DNS/makezones
> > (or similar). ftp.cus.cam.ac.uk has not supported anonymous ftp since
> > the beginning of 2008, and is due to go altogether later this year.
> > Makezones is a Perl program written by Philip Hazel (best known,
> > perhaps, as the author of Exim) in 1993, that generates mutually
> > consistent forward and reverse zone files from a common source.
> > At one time it was included as a contributed program in the BIND
> > distribution. It even gets a mention in RFC 2072 ...
> > Philip retired last year, and tells me he no longer has any interest
> > its future (if any). For the purposes of maintaining the main DNS
> > zones in Cambridge, makezones developed weird and wonderful local
> > mods and is now used only in a vestigial way. The last "public"
> > version was 0.33 (October 2000, and yes, this does include the Y2K
> > fixes to the serial number maintenance!) and this what was available
> > at the above URL until recently.
> > If anyone is still seriously interested in it, we don't want to deny
> > them access to it. On the other hand, there is no serious chance of
> > anyone here enhancing it, fixing bugs, or offering advice on it. We
> > have thought of making it available marked as "historical, frozen,
> > unsupported software", but I thought I would test the temperature
> > here first.
> > It is *temporarily* available as
> > http://www.cus.cam.ac.uk/~cet1/justfornow-makezones-0.33
> > if you want to take a look.
> > --
> > Chris Thompson University of Cambridge Computing
> > Email: cet1 at ucs.cam.ac.uk New Museums Site, Cambridge CB2 3QH,
> > , United Kingdom.
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