[Pdns-users] [Pdns-announce] Some comic relief - freeware is not malware, but it is close according to Nominum

Duane at e164 dot org duane at e164.org
Thu Sep 24 08:32:49 UTC 2009

Peter Fern wrote:
> bert hubert wrote:
>> Just so you know, the freeware you are relying on is pretty close to malware..
> Wow, that's not even funny.  Honestly, this kind of FUD should be illegal.

Judging by the comment on /. earlier, it seems like fraud to me:

Raindeer writes "Commercial DNS software provider Nominum, in an effort
to promote its new cloud-based DNS service, SKYE, has slandered all open
source/freeware DNS packages. It said: 'Given all the nasty things that
have happened this year, freeware is a recipe for problems, and it's
just going to get worse. ... So, whether it's Eircom in Ireland or a
Brazilian ISP that was attacked earlier this year, all of them were
using some variant of freeware. Freeware is not akin to malware, but is
opening up those customers to problems.' This has the DNS community
fuming. Especially when you consider that Nominum was one of the
companies affected by the DNS cache poisoning problem of last year,
something PowerDNS, MaraDNS and DJBDNS (all open source) weren't
vulnerable to."


Best regards,

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    but the optimist has a better time on the trip."

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