BIND 9.9.3b1 is now available

Timothe Litt litt at
Fri Jan 25 23:53:38 UTC 2013

Maybe it will chug along for a while if you don't configure with newstats.

But suppose someday you want to update to the newer, better software.

Are you going to run a separate server to test against?

If you manage more than one server, when the monitoring software 
changes, are all the servers going to go down and reboot with the new 
config synchronously?  What if you have lots of them (e.g. 10s or 
100s)?  In different admin domains?

As you say, this is an API....

Flag days are never fun, and this is avoidable.

Timothe Litt
ACM Distinguished Engineer
This communication may not represent the ACM or my employer's views,
if any, on the matters discussed.

On 25-Jan-13 18:37, Mike Hoskins (michoski) wrote:
> -----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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