Re: DNS servers
On Thu, Nov 21, 2002 at 07:56:30PM -0000, D. J. Bernstein wrote:
> The ``DNS and BIND'' book repeatedly tells people to check their logs.
> Page 313 (3rd edition): ``Unless you [happen to see erroneous output
> or] scan your syslog file assiduously, you might never notice the
> syntax error!'' Page 80: ``Check the syslog file for error messages.''
that's rather decent of them, isn't it?
far better than some arrogant developer pretending that their software
never has any problems, so there's no need to look in the logs.
> So I put ``Look for errors in your system's logs'' into my BIND table.
> Craig Sanders goes ballistic: he says this is ``self-serving
> propaganda peppered with prejudicial language that attempts to make
> trivial operations seem difficult or prone to error.''
there you go again, with more prejudicial language.
i didn't say that that was the entirety of what made it prejudicial. i
gave that as *one example* of the prejudicial language you use.
[syntax example snipped. there's no point debating it, you obviously
don't understand the concept of subjectivity]
> When I give an example, Sanders goes ballistic again: ``You assume
> that your way is so much better than any other way that you refuse to
> see alternate viewpoints....if you were right that would be tolerable,
> but in inherently subjective matters like this one you're not right.''
[ that's hardly what i'd call "ballistic". it's calmly pointing out one
of your major character flaws ]
my comments are an accurate summary of your reaction to anything that
doesn't agree 100% with your views. you seem to be incapable of seeing
any validity in alternate viewpoints.
it is why you are often loathed, even by people who like and use your
for me, it's just one more reason amongst many to not use your software.
> This outburst comes from someone who baldly claimed that the tinydns
> data syntax is ``not human readable.'' Wow.
it isn't. it's optimised to be machine readable, not human readable.
craig sanders <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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