Current Issues with 8.2.x on Windows NT (was RE: 8.2.3)
David R. Conrad
David.Conrad at nominum.com
Thu Jun 29 22:54:57 UTC 2000
Just to make things a bit more interesting (and hopefully get this situation
resolved sooner rather than later so I don't have to do 8.2.4), I will be
providing a $250 bounty to the first person who fixes and submits patches for
all three of the problems Rip metions below to my satisfaction.
> For various reasons, I'm rather interested in getting
> these issues fixed on NT. The ones of which I'm
> aware and that ISC hasn't received any patches for
> 1. Files missing from "/src/port/winnt/BINDInstall"
> directory (Critical compile-time error)
> Could whoever originally contributed that
> portion of the NT port possibly help? I
> believe that it was NortelNetworks folks...
> 2. BIND on NT can only bind() to one interface
> (run-time issue, but could be worked around
> in many cases)
> 3. "BIND on NT crashes when subjected to a large
> number of A records in a response." (run-time
> issue, probably significant but I would
> expect it to be fix-able.)
> These are taken from a three-week-old message that
> DRC sent out. ISC may be aware of others, but I'm
> I've just set up a Visual C++ 6.0 system here so that
> I could help fill in the gaps--but I've got minimal
> Win32 programming experience. Anyone want to tell
> me where to find <clue.h> ??? If we can get 1. fixed,
> then I may be able to help more with 3 (2 looks as
> though it will be more painful)--right now I can't
> even get the code to compile enough to run.
> Is anyone currently running the 8.2.x code on NT,
> and if so which version (8.2.2p5?) and what magical
> incantations to compile?
> --Rip Loomis
> -----Original Message-----
> From: bind-workers-bounce at isc.org [mailto:bind-workers-bounce at isc.org]On
> Behalf Of David R. Conrad
> Sent: Thursday, June 29, 2000 11:37 AM
> To: Len Conrad
> Cc: bind-users at isc.org; Bill Manning; bind-workers at isc.org
> Subject: Re: 8.2.3
> As we've been unable to find the resources (and no one has donated patches)
> get the NT port fixed for 8.2.3, we're most likely going to pull it out and
> move it over to contrib as we need to cut 8.2.3 final as soon as we can.
> If we can find the resources and/or somebody supplies patches to get the NT
> port fixed, we'll cut an 8.2.4.
> Len Conrad wrote:
> > >% Anybody know what the status of 8.2.3 is?
> > >%
> > >% Len
> > >
> > >8.2.3-t5b(eta)
> > nope, we have of course already tried that one the day we received its
> > announcement: it doesn't compile the BINDinstall.exe in the NT port.
> > So what's / when's next?
> > Len
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