SUMMARY: Bind 8.1.2 on SunOS 4.1.4

From: Robert T. Clift (
Date: Wed Apr 14 1999 - 08:05:48 CDT

Thanks to all who responded:

The conclusion is that bind 8.1.2 runs fine on SunOS 4.1.4 and the upgrade is a
breeze. Below are the responses:

1.We did it here about 2 months ago, and other than getting permissions and
the file formats right, we didn't have any problems.

2.No problem at all!
Also there is a perl script which will convert your old config file to
named.conf format.

3.Seriously, 8,x works fine on 4.1.4. My version of gnu (ok, I was lazy
and am still using 2.7 ...) has an optimizing bug; go past -O4 and the
bind (or other) executable dies silently, but bind itself runs fine.

4.Had it running for about 2 years with no problems. I say "had" because
the drive crashed so I upgraded to Solaris. :-)

5.I am running 8.1.2 on all of my servers with no problems.

Tom Clift
Unix System Admin.                                 (540)653-8146
T-11/NCI Information Systems Inc.         

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