Debian/Ubuntu: Why was the service renamed from bind9 to named?

Alessandro Vesely vesely at
Wed Apr 15 10:16:48 UTC 2020

On Wed 15/Apr/2020 10:15:09 +0200 Ondřej Surý wrote:
> The renaming was done as it was a logical choice, the service is starting a daemon,
> and not a package, and daemon name is `named`. Also it is the name used by RPM
> based systems and Arch Linux and Gentoo, so it was also made to make BIND 9 packages
> in Debian/Ubuntu more unified with rest of the Linux world.

Calling it /renamed/ would have been beyond criticism...


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