djbdns: More Than Just a Mouthful of Consonants

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Recently released into the public domain, djbdns is a fast and secure replacement for BIND.
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Focus should be on useability and safety.
To answer your questions - just for the records:

1) daemontools are an easy way to ensure that a program is run and restarted where necessary. Nowadays you also find 'runit' which works the same.

2) fine - you can put it somewhere else. 'runit' uses /etc/service

3) besides the fact that you can run qmail using a start-stop daemon, qmail is not exactly state of the art anymore

4) some very big sites are using tinydns. Why do you think that there is a speed problem?

5) yes. It is also possible to use vegadns which is a web based system to maintain tinydns records. Data is stored in a database; exported to tinydns using a shell command.

As djbdns is not open source binary distributions have become available.

daemontools....ach!

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1) why using daemon tools if linux has already other tools to lunch daemon and software ?
2) as a sysadmin i neglet to fill my "/" with not standard directories
3) Have You ever got problems trying to stop qmail or a piece of it ? ..(ask google) ..daemontools are simply...too much , sometime.Too much effort to keep daemons running, even when You have to stop them.
4) This is a question: how about speed?
5) Second question: importing zones from bind is possible?

StefanoA. rn- italy

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