[Pdns-users] Suse Linux and MS SQL
Michael C. Gates
michael at gatesadweb.com
Thu Jan 4 18:44:00 UTC 2007
Well, it would depend on how much it costs, and also compared to sponsoring
a windows version upgrade.
Either one would work. Of course, Suse Linux is a lot cheaper, but I am more
familiar with windows, and already have 20+ windows servers running...
Let me know, I may be interested,
Michael C. Gates
From: bert hubert [mailto:bert.hubert at netherlabs.nl]
Sent: Thursday, January 04, 2007 1:13 PM
To: Michael C. Gates
Subject: Re: [Pdns-users] Suse Linux and MS SQL
On Thu, Jan 04, 2007 at 01:05:08PM -0500, Michael C. Gates wrote:
> I guess there is no type of ODBC driver for Suse Linux? That would be
> fine for me. I just can't deal with the windows problems anymore.
> Obviously, I am not a Unix/Linux pro...
There is a commercial ODBC driver for Unix, but we don't really like it. It
comes with agressive salespeople.
What we could do is expedite the development of the SQL Server backend, if
you would sponsor this development. Sponsorship allows us to dedicate a
developer to implementing a desired feature, because we can in good
concience use a developer that is doing billable work. For purely open
source work we always have to justify this.
We like to do "public sponsorship", which means you get credited prominently
in the release notes as the sponsor of SQL Server/Sybase support.
In the past, Register.com has been a notable sponsor, they enabled us to add
Let us know if this would work for you. We also offer free support to go
with the sponsored feature for 6 months, so you can be sure it really works.
> Best regards,
> Michael C. Gates
> -----Original Message-----
> From: bert hubert [mailto:bert.hubert at netherlabs.nl]
> Sent: Thursday, January 04, 2007 12:54 PM
> To: Michael C. Gates
> Cc: pdns-users at mailman.powerdns.com
> Subject: Re: [Pdns-users] Suse Linux and MS SQL
> On Thu, Jan 04, 2007 at 11:13:50AM -0500, Michael C. Gates wrote:
> > Great, I will try it out. So Suse Linux will work fine for PDNS? The
> > problem I am having is it is crashing every 15 minutes in windows. I
> > wrote a routine to restart it every half hour, but it is getting out
> > of hand now. It was
> I don't think SQL Server support under Unix/Linux is actually working
> out of the box.
> It did work in the past but we never released the code, and it has
> since become outdated.
> It looks like it would take a few days to revive the UNIX based SQL
> Server support, but we are very sure it will work great as we've done
> work with SQL server from linux before.
> Sadly, we don't get a lot of requests for SQL Server based PowerDNS,
> so it is not very high on our agenda.
> (btw, the windows version has an easier time as it accesses sqlserver
> through the generic ODBC backend, but the windows version has other
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