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

Ted Mittelstaedt tedm at
Fri Jul 17 17:56:51 UTC 2020

> Your personal experience is not the gobal truth. It is your opinion but other experienced pepole see it different than you.

Hmm I'm a bit late to this discussion but I will chime in with the 
others.  The service always was called "named"  pronounced "name Dee"
it was called that in the Nutshell book which is easily the 
authoritative book on the subject, it was called this before you were
born and it was kind of the height of hubris for it to ever be named
bind9 in a software distro.

In fact, the ONLY reason that the name "bind9" was ever even coined at 
all was because the changes from bind8 both in the syntax of the config
file and how the program operated they wanted to boot admins in the
behind to get them to change their config files.  It should have been
put to bed as a name a long time ago, or named "bind version 9" like 
every other software program does with their versions.

So as an experienced person who has been doing this you-nuxs thing since
1982 - I DON'T see it different - and in fact, I see it as a RETURN to
what it originally was!


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