RE: [NANOG] RE: [NANOG] Re: Reasons why BIND isn't being upgraded

From: Pim van Riezen []
Sent: Friday, February 02, 2001 3:59 AM

> > Pete Elke's point about preproduction testing could perhaps be
> > turned from a combative tone to the constructive without loss of
> > information.
> Isn't that why NSI is running a stealth master root server
... so they _are
> able_ to do pre-production testing of zone files? In the
past few years,
> there were a lot of root server outages that would have
been prevented by
> that practice.

To be honest, yes it wuold've saved me some extra frustration if I had
known there would be such issues. Yes, a test situation is
ideal to get
these changes figured out. I just counted on it to be a
trivial upgrade
and it wasn't.

Repeat after me; There is no such thing as a trivial upgrade.