BIND 9.10.4 may have a fatal crash defect.

Peter van Dijk peter.van.dijk at
Thu May 12 13:58:05 UTC 2016


On 12 May 2016, at 15:44, Peter van Dijk wrote:
> I’ve heard two proposals:
> (1) brew fakes up a version number X that sorts 9.10.4 < X < Y, where 
> Y is whatever ISC is going to release next
> (2) ISC ‘clones’ 9.10.3-P4 into 9.10.5 (or 9.10.4-P1 but that 
> seems wrong) so the highest version in the BIND version tree is in 
> fact a stable version
> There’s also
> (3) do nothing, wait for ISC to figure the issue out and fix it (which 
> will obviously be in a version higher than 9.10.4); doing nothing 
> increases the odds of somebody running into the crash but one might 
> argue that this is helpful!
> I think all three options are a bit ugly, to be fair. I don’t have 
> any preference.

A fourth proposal, just posted at 
- homebrew just rolls back, and users who get in trouble will complain 
and get instructions to downgrade. This is my favourite option.

Kind regards,
Peter van Dijk

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