BIND 9.8.2 is now available

Mark K. Pettit pettit at
Tue Apr 10 22:14:14 UTC 2012

I will take this opportunity now to point out that upgrading to 9.9.X from any release prior to it might cause problems if you have any slave zones.  9.9.X by default saves slave zone files using "masterfile-format raw;", and 9.8.X and earlier defaults to "masterfile-format text;".

It's easy to fix if you convert all of your slave zones beforehand with named-compilezone.

That's the one big gotcha I've been dealing with at my job.  I didn't see any gotchas going from 9.7.X to 9.8.X.

On Apr 10, 2012, at 1:14 PM, Mike Bernhardt wrote:

> In order to save me poring through lots of archives and posts for the answer
> to a simple question: Are there any differences between 9.7x and 9.8x that
> require a change in named.conf configuration? The bottom line is that if I
> want to upgrade from 9.7 to 9.8, are there any "Gotchas" that I need to know
> about?
> What I have in mind is something like the change in default recursive query
> functionality that occurred between 9.3 and 9.4, not new features. If there
> are, just let me know the area to research and I'll get the details myself.
> Thanks!
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