[CentOS] Bind Firewall Rules

Bill Campbell centos at celestial.com
Wed Jul 23 23:53:31 UTC 2008

On Wed, Jul 23, 2008, Lanny Marcus wrote:
>On Sat, Jul 19, 2008 at 2:27 PM, John Hinton <webmaster at ew3d.com> wrote:
>> OK, so does anybody have a good firewall rule solution for what we're
>> supposed to be doing with bind these days? Obviously port 53 is no longer
>> enough.
>Consider  using djbdns instead of BIND. It sounds like an excellent alternative
>to BIND.

We have been using djbdns for years on a variety of Linux platforms and
FreeBSD, largely because (a) security, (b) performance, and (c) ease of
use.  Not everybody likes Dan Bernstein, but I figure he's somewhat of a
curmudgeon who designs good software.

As for not having it supported on CentOS, I really don't care about that as
the majority of the server software we use is built under the OpenPKG.org
portable packaging system, independent of the underlying OS vendor's
packaging system.

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