Deprecating BIND 9.18+ on Windows (or making it community improved and supported)

Danny Mayer mayer at
Tue May 11 20:43:37 UTC 2021

On 5/10/21 5:11 AM, Ondřej Surý wrote:
>> On 10. 5. 2021, at 10:29, Richard T.A. Neal <richard at> wrote:
>> At this time I don't therefore believe that running BIND via WSL or WSL2 on Windows Server is a viable reliable solution.
> Thanks for the analysis.
> The alternative is as I outlined in the first email, somebody needs to step up
> and start maintaining the BIND 9.18+ Windows version properly. FTR the
> “somebody” doesn’t have to do it with their own hands.
> Using mingw-w64 to compile BIND 9.18+ instead of using MSVC would be also
> accepted as a contribution.
As original developer of the Windows implementation I'd be happy to help 
out and take this on. However, I would not be able to do this without 
funding. If people want me to pursue this please let me know.


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