No more support for windows

Peter Coghlan bind at
Fri Jun 4 18:37:32 UTC 2021

What I find ironic is that here:

the very first line says:

"BIND (Berkeley Internet Name Domain) is a complete, highly portable
implementation of the Domain Name System (DNS) protocol."

If this were truly the case, BIND would work on Windows (or any other
platform that doesn't have a "u" in it's name) with minimal effort
and would not require specific funding to adapt it to any particular

Can we please have a realistic definition of what BIND is and what
it's objectives are?

I for one would be more likely to contribute to the development of
a non-platform-specific, portable BIND than a single-platform-specific

On the other hand, if it has already been decided that BIND can only
realistically be implemented in the *u* arena and will rely on
facilities only available in this arena, then shouldn't this be stated
clearly instead of also declaring that it is highly portable?

Peter Coghlan.

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>> On 4. 6. 2021, at 19:47, Peter via bind-users <bind-users at> wrote:
>> On 04/06/2021 6:05 pm, John Thurston wrote:
>>>> On 6/4/2021 8:48 AM, Peter via bind-users wrote: 
>>>> When people find out2024 is the year bind is no longer supported for 
>>>> windows people aregoing to be upset this all seems to be done quietly 
>>>> nothing posted on the the site about this just how many people 
>>>> depend on bind for windows will be shocking. 
>>> And griping about the decision on the mailing list is annoying. 
>>> If you want to alter the decision, bring something new to the discussion. Funding to pay for the windows development team? Logistical support for the project? 
>>> Anything constructive will be better received than repeating "I don't like your decision". 
>> Yes John Thurston I said about a subscription here which I guess will not happen if they made up thier mind its likly no going to happen.  
>> Deprecating BIND 9.18+ on Windows (or making it community improved and supported (
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