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I have an old dns here and need to find out which version is running on it. bind and patches, builds and so on. how do I find that out?
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Re: dns version

you can get informations as usign named as,
# what /usr/sbin/named
Copyright (c) 1986, 1989, 1990 The Regents of the University of California.
named 4.9.7 Thu Mar 13 09:52:01 GMT 2003 PHNE_28449
# swlist PHNE_28449
# Initializing...
... details ..

Easy to suggest when don't know about the problem!
Gavin Clarke
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Re: dns version

swlist -l product | grep Bind
seems to return something for me.
I don't know if this helps really.
Sยภเl Kย๓คг
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Re: dns version

lokk at this to get the updated details

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harry d brown jr
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Re: dns version

get Bind 9.2 from

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Live Free or Die

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yeah, Im working on getting my company to understand this. At the moment, version 8.1.2 are installed. And that is really old!!! :\
harry d brown jr
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and all versions prior to 9.2 are full of security issues. I had the same issue (with those that don't have, nor can buy a clue) regarding upgrading BIND to 9.2. But I proved that DNS Caching removes a lot of burden off the DNS servers (that are too busy answering ignorant M$ active directory crap [boy they got "active" right - network pig would be more correct]) and provides lightening name resolution at the same time.

Now all of our unix flavors are running Bind 9.2 and DNS Caching. Keep up the fight.

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harry d brown jr
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Geoff Wild
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dig version.bind chaos txt @localhost


dig version.bind chaos txt @remoteserver

Course, you can modify that in the named.conf file like so:

options {
directory "/var/named";
query-source address * port 53;
version "Wild DNS";
blackhole { bogusnets; };
fetch-glue no;
max-cache-size 128M;

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