At 4:17 PM +0100 5/28/97, dviggian @
>>Summary: NT DNS can crash in a "systemic" way
>>Microsoft has been contacted, but no fix has appeared as yet.
>>Just a word of warning... Unfortunately, Microsoft, as in most things,
>>has chosen to ignore the collective wisdom of over 10 years of >experience
>>with standard DNS (BIND). Perhaps it is time to use a third-party NT
>>DNS based on BIND. Suggestions and good experiences would be welcome.
>I recently used a DNS based on BIND on a NT machine and it seems to have
>a good behaviour (no maintenance, restart, reboot needing).
>Why using the Micro$oft product(s)?
>I think that an old 486 with Linux can be a great DNS, router,
>mailserver and peraphs firewall even for a middle size company!
i agree and have this set up at many clients. however, setup time and
regular maintenance are a bit mroe than NT and much more than a hardware
router. now that hardware routers are getting cheap we've been putting them
in instead of linux boxes. if people just need email and dns we put it on
whatever server (whatever platform) they have already. since they typically
have some kind of fileserver it ends up there and not on linux (though we
have set up a few linux fileservers too). if they need some higher security
we put linux in as a firewall but still with a hardware router. still many
clients don't like non-commercial stuff in there. we do sell TIS gauntlet
but it's very expensive.
stel valavanis stel @