bind dies with assertion failure

WBrown at WBrown at
Tue Jul 3 12:50:07 UTC 2012

Oscar Ricardo Silva wrote on 07/02/2012 06:40:51 PM:

> The reason I'm running is that we're currently running the stock version 

> of BIND available with RHEL6.  It's their policy to backport patches and 

> if there's a patch available then they may apply it faster rather than 
> deploying a new version.

At an ISC Intro to DNS and BIND class, the instructor pointed out that if 
you rely on the distro provided version of BIND, you are at the mercy of 
the package maintainers to upgrade/patch versions of BIND.  With Ubuntu 
LTS (not sure about other distros), you are stuck at the same version of 
bind until you upgrade your distro.  For Ubuntu 8.04LTS which is still 
supported, BIND is stuck at 9.4, which is no longer supported by ISC. 

I am building/redesinging our DNS infrastructure and I am building BIND 
from tarball.  It's really quite easy.  Plus, I can run the latest and 
greatest version to get the best DNSSEC features.

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