Case For Microsoft DNS v. BIND 9 - Or Best Practices For Coexisting
Mark_Andrews at isc.org
Sun Feb 8 22:55:53 UTC 2009
> One example in closing for ya, go try and get an RFC complient Bind server
> to respond to a request for name resoloution on a host that has an _
> (underscore) in the name, MS allows this, and a zone transfer of this kinda
> stuff between and MS Server and a Bind server, can give you MUCH grief!
It will be noisy but it won't fail with default settings.
You can tell named not to complain. See check-names.
check-names master fail;
check-names slave warn;
check-names response ignore;
> Good luck!!
> <wiskbroom at hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:BAY133-W543F0F7A46C3153066CF86B4C10 at phx.gbl...
> > Hello;
> > My site is presently using a product derived from BIND-8 for internal DNS
> > only.
> > For years our Windows team has been arguing that they want to be
> > non-dependent on the non-MS DNS servers; which they say causes them much
> > grief on firmwide shutdown/bootups.
> > Well, their concerns have fallen on ears of those who can make that
> > decision and it now appears as though we must either come up with good
> > reasons why we should retain BIND, or a BIND derived product, or simply a
> > plan to allow MSDNS and BIND to coexist at all.
> > Can anyone provide me, or point me at, any good docs on this subject, I am
> > certain that their a tons of stuff out there, I need simple, to the point
> > type of stuff.
> > Also, can anyone think of any good reason why our internal, non-public
> > accessible network, should not just be allowed to run either a mixed
> > BIND/MS-DNs setup? The slave/cache/whatever-but not master, would have to
> > be BIND.
> > The case the windows team made was ease of adding entries, you simply add
> > into the MMC, or even easier, when you join a host into a domain, it adds
> > itself.
> > Thanks all,
> > .vp
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