Paradigm shift for error handling

Shane Kerr shane at
Wed Nov 16 13:32:22 UTC 2011


On Wed, 2011-11-16 at 13:18 +0000, Evan Hunt wrote:
> > can we have a paradigm shift from ISC please?  instead of falling over
> > dead with insist/assert, please bleat a warning and drop the problematic
> > issue on the floor instead and press on with business.  many BIND DoS
> > attacks (and zone typos) are very effective for just this reason.
> This is in fact one of the goals of BIND 10.

It's a bit old now, but I blogged about this a couple of years ago:

In BIND 10 we're using the approach outlined there. Unfortunately
neither of the techniques described make sense in BIND 9.



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