BIND 9.9.3b1 is now available

Mike Hoskins (michoski) michoski at
Fri Jan 25 23:37:34 UTC 2013

-----Original Message-----

From: Timothe Litt <litt at>
Date: Friday, January 25, 2013 6:13 PM
To: "bind-users at" <bind-users at>
Subject: Re: BIND 9.9.3b1 is now available

>On 25-Jan-13 17:32, Michael McNally wrote:
>>   BIND 9.9.3b1 is the first beta release of BIND 9.9.3.
>>     Makes available a new XML schema (version 3.0) for the statistics
>>     channel that adds query type statistics at the zone level,
>>     flattens the XML tree and uses compressed format to optimize
>>     parsing. It also includes new XSL that permits charting via the
>>     Google Charts API on browsers that support javascript in XSL.
>>     To enable, build BIND with "configure --enable-newstats". [RT
>>     #30023]
>> (c) 2001-2013 Internet Systems Consortium
>2 bits of feedback on the beta announcement:
>I have software that reads the stats channel.

Me too.  Took awhile to get right, I'd hate to see it break.  :-(

>Please, if you have a new schema, put it on another URI so that software
>that wants the old schema gets it, and software that wants the new
>explicitly requests it.  E.g.  '/statistics/v3'

Some sort of "API-like" deprecation would at least be cool...

But am I reading right?  If I don't build with --enable-newstats, all my
monitoring and trending scripts will continue to chug happily along with
the old view?

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