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Michael_BoG 4th May 2011 09:12

Self-hosted DNS server
 
Hi. I read somewhere (I'll see if i can find the link) that hosting BIND on a server with alot of other services (mail, www, things like that) is a bad idea?
Is this true or is it false? My server is a dual Xeon with 12GB ram, so more than enough hardware for it.

Ben 4th May 2011 14:35

It's not generally the problem to mix bind with other services.

The point is more, that the more services you generally have, the bigger is your potential attack surface.

Despite that bind hat some vulnerabilities in the past and still has from time to time (like other's do as well). So if you do not have this service running on the same machine, just make sure to configure is at safe as possible, e.g. jail it etc.


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