what is best DNS for linux

Hi Guys,

what DNS do you recommend for Linux Redhat, I user BIND, but some people say it has logs for bugs and security issue. do you know better ones that majority of organization uses?
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Every one use bind. its most well known .
if you use latest one there is  not any bug or security hole. if even there is any, keep on eye on their mailing list .

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Although there are lot of other DNS Softwares are available but i'll recommend you to go for  DJBDNS  (http://cr.yp.to/djbdns.html) or for BIND

DJBDNS is simple and Robust DNS Software and BIND is a widely used DNS Server today. BIND is the best bet if you configure/maintain  it properly with latest updates.

I would recommend Unbound. http://unbound.net.  Small, secure, fast and has DNSSEC (if you're interested in that feature).

DJBDNS is secure, if a bit outdated.  It's not being actively developed any longer by the original author, but is still somewhat relevant.  It lacks DNSSEC.

If you stay on top of the patches, BIND is OK for small deployments (it is SLOW when you have a few thousand zone records).

If you're doing an internal-only caching name server (using your ISP's DNS entries to resolve records and caching the information for speed), you can run just about anything you want, as long as you don't expose it to the internet (LAN only).  If you're talking about a DNS server for hosting your own domain name to the public, you'll want something secure so you don't get compromised.
rawandnetAuthor Commented:
is BIND secure? why do you prefare unbound over BIND
Robert NymanCommented:
First and foremost, thank you for your input.  I appreciate all of you taking the time to answer my relatively basic question.  I ended up installing unbound, and am happy with it.  Not sure how @fusiol01's answer got "selected" as the solution.  

Thanks again.
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