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

@lbutlr kremels at
Sun Jul 19 11:06:21 UTC 2020

On 17 Jul 2020, at 11:56, Ted Mittelstaedt <tedm at> wrote:
> 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.

This. Exactly this.

"Yessir, Captain Tight Pants."

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