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  • From: webmaster AT
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  • Subject: Re: [opennic-discuss] Alternatives to BIND?
  • Date: Wed, 10 Apr 2013 22:05:03 +0000
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Exactly correct.

If you want to run a T2 on bind, you just set your server up to slave the
opennic root zone. You can't do that on pdns. So you have to use the hint
method, which essentially just tells your pdns recursor to use the opennic
root servers.

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-----Original Message-----
From: Mauricio Pasquier Juan <mauricio AT>
Sender: discuss-request AT
Date: Wed, 10 Apr 2013 18:24:39
To: <discuss AT>
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Subject: Re: [opennic-discuss] Alternatives to BIND?

On Wed, Apr 10, 2013 at 04:23:07PM -0500, Alex M (Coyo) wrote:
> Hint method? If you would be so kind, I would really appreciate it if
> someone would let me know what I'm supposed to duck/google to learn
> more about this hint method. thank you in advance.

it's one of the different methods of setting up a DNS server:

> On 04/10/2013 04:00 PM, webmaster AT wrote:
> >We use it over at blockaid. Very robust. I've been recommending it
> >for a while, but I always get shot down. :p
> >
> >You would be using the hint method if you went with it.
> >*From: * "Alex M (Coyo)" <coyo AT>
> >What do you guys think about PowerDNS?
> >
> >
> >
> >Seems like a decent resolver.
> >
> >On 04/10/2013 02:48 PM, Alex M (Coyo) wrote:
> >>speaking of bind and the unreasonable demands for ram it really
> >>shouldn't need, does anyone here have some suggestions on
> >>alternatives to bind?
> >>
> >>what other authoritative and resolving nameserver daemons would
> >>be suggested if one wanted to avoid using bind?
> >>
> >>the usecase i have in mind are very large scale deployments
> >>(hundreds of thousands of users) such as that seen in large
> >>broadband carrier networks.
> >>
> >>i'm thinking more in terms of load balanced server clusters
> >>behind a pair of static ip addresses assigned by dhcp, dual
> >>stack. the servers must support ipv6, and ideally would be
> >>amenable to load balancing.
> >


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