Installing bind is not very clear for me

Lyle Giese lyle at
Thu Sep 3 18:12:50 UTC 2015

On 9/3/2015 12:53 PM, Reindl Harald wrote:
> Am 03.09.2015 um 19:45 schrieb Leandro:
>> Dear All:
>> While installing bind still have not clear some issues:
>> Im using Centos 6.6 since Im not very comfortable with Centos7 yet.
>> My final goal is to get an updated and stable version and also use json
>> format for the statistics channel.
>> 1) Some bind users recommended to get at least a 9.10 release but:
>> Using yum and repos, founded that 9.8 is available for Centos 6.6.
>> Also , Centos recommend not to build from source when possible
> the whole purpose why you are using CentOS / RHEL is long-time-support 
> and get critical bugfixes without major changes and compatibility 
> break, not just for named, for any installed software
> "some people recommend" is not a strong reason for breaking that 
> without any concrete issue
Also the package managers for Centos will pull in the bug fixes of later 
versions of bind without changing the version number in Centos.  It's 
not unique to Centos, but almost any of the heavily managed Linux 
distros do that.

I use SuSE(historical reasons plus I am very familar with it's layout) 
and have always used source for mission critical Internet facing 

Lyle Giese

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