On Thu, Jul 05, 2012 at 06:05:42PM +0200, Damien Fleuriot wrote:
> On 7/3/12 3:36 PM, Mark Felder wrote:
> > On Tue, 03 Jul 2012 07:39:34 -0500, Dag-Erling Smørgrav <des@des....> wrote:
> >> I don't think there will be as much whinging as you expect. Times have
> >> changed.
> > Agreed; if we need DNS in base (really, why?)
> Because when people install a server, they expect it to be able to
> resolve host names ?
> I fail to see how I'd be able to build BIND (or whatever other resolver)
> from the ports tree if my server wasn't able to download the sources in
> the first place.
> Using a third-party's name servers is not an option ;)
And this is exactly why a base package collection of select few ports
should be made and distributed in the root of a image.
What I mean is a few elected "common" services that server environments
use. BIND, unbound, openntpd, openospf, openbgpd, etc... fall into this
category. Basicaly core networking utilities because server systems just
are not the same without them.