[Pdns-users] Windows

Ryan Baldwin rbaldwin at point2.com
Tue Dec 23 18:37:08 UTC 2003

I have to agree on this.  We currently are using PowerDNS in a microsoft environment using MSSQL as the backend.  2.9.6 was wreaking havoc for quite some time.  Finally, I bit the bullet and downloaded the source for 2.9.10 and with the help of the pdns irc, I was able to do a succesful build.  The problems we had in the past with 2.9.6 were fixed with the 2.9.10 hack that I compiled, but now we're experiencing some massive memory leaks which are destroying the Christmas holidays for the Sys Admins on call.  
It would be really nice to see the PowerDNS for Windows be supported more to relieve these headaches.  It's been months since the latest official windows binary was released and the product has matured 7 minor versions in this time.  I think that's too long without a release of an official windows binary.  I understand that Windows is second in line, but there are those of us that are using it in some medium sized environments which are growing everyday.  Personally, I love PowerDNS.  It's a perfect fit for what we need it for, but the lack of support for the windows version, which we use here, is really starting to frustrate upper management because on more than one occasion it's really bitten us in the behind.  Just my additional 2 cents.  
- ryan.


From: pdns-users-bounces at mailman.powerdns.com on behalf of Nick Fisher
Sent: Tue 12/23/2003 10:56 AM
To: pdns-users at mailman.powerdns.com
Subject: RE: [Pdns-users] Windows

As a potential Windows user that has gone down the BIND route... I think
that would be a very good idea. I personally wanted to use pdns to replace
our buggy MSDNS servers. Sadly the windows support situation scared my
boss.... and to an extent me... into using BIND. The idea that if Michel
dropped dead all Win32 pdns support goes out the window doesn't inspire
confidence. The fact that 2.9.13 is the first release in quite a while to be
available for Win32... also doesn't inspire. What if we had been using pdns
and wanted the bug fixs in 2.9.7 or one of the others that didn't have a
Win32 version? Unless *we* wanted to hire Michel... we would be out of luck.

Just my 2c....


> -----Original Message-----
> From: pdns-users-bounces at mailman.powerdns.com
> [mailto:pdns-users-bounces at mailman.powerdns.com]On Behalf Of Steve Sobol
> Sent: Monday, December 22, 2003 3:05 AM
> To: pdns-users at mailman.powerdns.com
> Subject: [Pdns-users] Windows
> Not that this affects me, since I run PDNS on Linux - but wouldn't it be
> a good idea for PowerDNS BV to hire Michael Stol and actually do regular
> development work on the Windows version?
> It would benefit the community at large and I think it would also
> benefit the company. I don't see any indication of what PowerDNS BV
> actually *sells* but given that Windows users are more likely to be
> cluebies or semi-cluebies that require silly things like support
> contracts... :) [actually, even if it's a company large enough to have a
> competent IT staff, they usually like to have support contracts in place
> to keep support issues from becoming problems] For that matter, why
> doesn't the company sell support contracts for PowerDNS for *nix? Or
> does it? There's just not a ton of information on the site about stuff
> that you would need to pay for - just a mailto link to sales...
> WRT Windows, yes, I know that two of the biggest competitors to PDNS are
>   free -- BIND and MS DNS. However, PDNS runs rings around both in many
> different ways. (I've used both in the past, when forced to run Windows
> servers...)
> Just a thought...
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