phoning home

Adam McGreggor adam at
Mon Jun 13 23:58:48 UTC 2011

On Tue, Jun 14, 2011 at 01:04:59AM +0200, Eivind Olsen wrote:
> I (sysadmin hat on) have no objection to BIND phoning "home" and somehow
> telling me it needs to be updated. In general. Depending on how it does it
> and how much information it leaks (Sun Explorer style dumps shipped
> outside, anyone? :)

cronspam? (given folks don't always read syslogs &c)

An update flag/plugin for each major monitoring system?

> I _do_ have an issue if BIND ever tries to auto update itself though, I
> hope it never happens.


(and agree that is something that should be done elsewhere/by the
OS/OS vendor)

"Many people would sooner die than think. In fact, they do."
    -- Bertrand Russell

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