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

John W. Blue at
Fri Jul 17 18:35:29 UTC 2020

Speaking about things to be annoyed over .. 

I am still ticked that FreeBSD dropped BIND from the distribution for something called unwinding or whatever it is.


-----Original Message-----
From: bind-users [mailto:bind-users-bounces at] On Behalf Of Ted Mittelstaedt
Sent: Friday, July 17, 2020 12:57 PM
To: bind-users at
Subject: Re: AW: Debian/Ubuntu: Why was the service renamed from bind9 to named?

> 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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