Not to descend too far into the below debate ;-), quick question: does MyDNS
support Dynamic DNS for DHCP clients? And if not, can MyDNS work with another
DNS server that might? What would be the recommended setup?
(my feelings for the record: djbdns is bizarre to install and configure but
works great, and it's very compact and fast as a plus; Bind9 has everything
but the kitchen sink but has historically had quite a few vulnerabilities.
They both have their advantages. I think the truly free/open software debate
is a legitimate debate, but I still use tinydns for recursion, because it's
so fast and lightweight. And, Dr. Bernstein has a probably intentionally
well-nourished reputation for being rude, uncompromising, and
smartier-than-thou. ;-) These are all good points. For the record, though, I
prefer first mydns and second djbdns when they fit the task at hand.)
On Thursday 23 December 2004 01:14 pm, David S. Madole wrote:
> From: "David Phillips" <electrum@...>
> > On Wed, 22 Dec 2004 14:27:02 -0500, David S. Madole <david@...>
> > wrote:
> >> I run Bind 9 on one IP address and it knows nothing about my MyDNS
> >> install [...]
> >> I run MyDNS on another IP address and it knows nothing about my Bind
> >> install [...]
> >> [...] They serve two entirely different functions and work
> >> independently alongside each other just fine.
> > Note that you can do exactly the same thing with MyDNS and djbdns'
> > dnscache. There are a number of advantages to dnscache over BIND
> > (fixed cache size, security, speed, reliability) and for that reason
> > dnscache is the recommend recursive resolver (by both Don Moore and
> > me). But in terms of general functionality, both should work equally
> > well.
> That's true, but it has nothing to do with the original poster's
> Likewise, there are a number of advantages to BIND over dnscache
> (support, open source, functionality, flexibility). I have tried djbdns
> (which dnscache is part of) and I find that I don't care either for it,
> or for DJB himself.
> In particular, I prefer to use and support open source software, which
> djbdns is not. Availability of source code does not mean open source.
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