[nsd-users] NSD 4.1.9 release

Tom Hendrikx tom at whyscream.net
Thu Mar 17 09:40:04 UTC 2016

On 16-03-16 12:21, Brett Carr wrote:
>> On 16 Mar 2016, at 10:13, Jaap Akkerhuis <jaap at nlnetlabs.nl>
>> wrote:
>> Brett Carr writes:
>>> I would echo Anands endorsement of the nodb mode we use this for
>>> all of = our TLD secondaries and have found it very efficient and
>>> stable.
>> This discussion raises the question whether we should make this
>> the default and havng the database optional (for backward
>> compatibilaty).
>> jaap
> Generally I would say yes this would be a good call however I am
> always cautious about changing the defaults in software that is
> important and that people rely on. Not everybody reads mailing lists
> or software release notes before upgrading, I’d like to think that
> everybody tests all software before it is changed (we certainly do)
> however I have worked places where this definitely does not happen.
> If the default changes then it needs to do this in a seamless manner
> and it needs to be very clear in the release notes and
> documentation.

And the version number too. These kind of changes warrant a minor
version change (i.e. bump to 4.2.x).

I remember a few years ago there was a similar undocumented nsd db
format change that bit lots of people when code hit production sites.
Back then using the db was not optional like today. Changes like that
should not be handled lightly.


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