[Techtalk] Re: Server was hacked into; all DNS servers reek!

Scott Sandeman-Allen (RSCorp) scott at rscorp.ab.ca
Mon Feb 24 16:02:04 EST 2003

> Quoth Carla Schroder (Mon, Feb 24, 2003 at 10:18:30AM -0800):
> > > However, djbdns has amazingly poor and unhelpful documentation,
> > > serious interoperability problems, and only implements those parts
> > > of the RFCs that djb likes.
> > 
> > Not true, visit the site. It's full of good docs:
> > http://cr.yp.to/djbdns.html
>   Heh.  Perhaps I should rephrase.  The sorts of docs that djb
> writes are not the sort that I personally find helpful.  They're too
> terse.  I want more in depth explanations, I want plenty of examples,
> and I want to understand why something works as opposed to "do this,
> then do that, then do that, and it will work".

Check-out the "Grumpy Badger guide to djbdns", it is a good primer on working
with dns etc. Makes reading Mr. B's stuff easier.

You may like this document (and associated artwork):

There is a PDF of the site too for printing and off-line reading.

Hope this helps,


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