Jeffrey Goldberg wrote: > On Aug 1, 2007, at 2:13 PM, Doug Barton wrote: > >> If you want to stay as close as possible to 6.2-RELEASE but also >> include the fixes that the security officer deems important enough to >> release widely, use the tag RELENG_6_2 (usually in your supfile for >> cvsup or csup). If you want the latest code for 6-stable, which will >> eventually become 6.3-RELEASE, use just RELENG_6. > > Thank you. I wasn't clear in my original message. I meant to talk > about RELENG_6_2 which is what I meant when I said "6.2 Release with > patches". But I fully acknowledge that while I've used RCS for ages, I > still don't fully grok branches and trunks (or HEADs in CVS), so I do > state things badly and can always use the reminder of how things work.
I had a feeling that was what you meant, but I wanted to be sure it was clear for other readers, and for the archives. > Anyway, I was disappointed that the BIND fix didn't make it into > RELENG_6_2. I can't speak for the security team, but I'm pretty sure that this change is forthcoming. >> When it comes to BIND stuff in particular, I always update the ports >> first, so anyone with a mission critical DNS operation can get fixes >> ASAP. There is even an option in the port to overwrite the base BIND >> if you so desire. > > Ah-ha. That makes a big difference. OK. If I'm going to expose my > name server to the big bad world while tracking RELENG_N_M ("release > with patches") I'll use bind from ports. In addition to security issues, the ports give you a greater degree of flexibility in how BIND is configured. If you're going to be offering a public name server (and by that I hope you mean authoritative, not recursive) on 6-stable you're probably better off using 9.4.x anyway, with the threading option disabled. If you're going to be doing a high-capacity authoritative server (or a high load resolver for an internal network) your BEST bet is to evaluate FreeBSD 7 (soon to be release) and BIND 9.4.x with threading _enabled_. You'll get better performance by far in a high load situation. > Are there other things in /usr/src/contrib that follow this pattern? Sure, lots. Too many for me to list without having to think hard about it and potentially leave something out. >> hth, > > Yes, it helps a great deal. Thank you very much for your work on this > and your patience with me. My pleasure. :) Doug -- This .signature sanitized for your protection _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"