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I want to upgrade bind version 8 to 9.4 p3 on my AIX system (os level 5.3.9), can some one provide me what are the exact steps to do this and from where I can download update version 9.


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Hi,

you can't update BIND separately. It's part of bos.rte.misc.cmds which is tightly coupled to all the other bos.rte stuff.

As shipped AIX has BIND 4, 8 and 9 on board, using BIND 8 (8.3.3) by default.

BIND 9 as shipped with AIX 5.3 is 9.2.1 and that's the highest version you can use without messing up your system.

To make BIND 9 the default relink nsupdate as well as the named daemon like this:

ln -fs /usr/sbin/nsupdate9 /usr/sbin/nsupdate
ln -fs /usr/sbin/named9 /usr/sbin/named

Restart named (if you use it) with "stopsrc -s named" and "startsrc -s named".

"dig" and "nslookup" already use the BIND 9 libraries.

By the way,  AIX 6.1 and AIX 7.1 have BIND 9.4.1.

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According to your description, I got this mentioned below from my system,

[/usr/sbin] ls -l | grep named
lrwxrwxrwx    1 root     system           16 Feb 12 2006  named -> /usr/sbin/named8
lrwxrwxrwx    1 root     system           21 Feb 12 2006  named-xfer -> /usr/sbin/named8-xfer
-r-sr-xr--    1 root     system       659370 Sep 21 2009  named8
-r-xr-xr--    1 root     system       185980 Mar 22 2009  named8-xfer
-r-sr-xr--    1 root     system       484492 Sep 21 2009  named9


[/usr/sbin] ls -l | grep nsupdate
lrwxrwxrwx    1 root     system           19 Feb 12 2006  nsupdate -> /usr/sbin/nsupdate4
-r-xr-xr-x    1 bin      bin          243856 Jul 31 2008  nsupdate4
-r-xr-xr-x    1 bin      bin            8842 Sep 16 2004  nsupdate8
-r-xr-xr--    1 bin      bin           55154 Aug 04 2008  nsupdate9

[/usr/sbin] named -v
named 8.3.3+Fix_for_CERT_till_07_15_04 Mon Dec 27 23:56:30 CST 2004
           server name:/53D/obj/power/tcpip/usr/sbin/named8


 Now, just need to follow this instruction, that's all,


To make BIND 9 the default relink nsupdate as well as the named daemon like this:

ln -fs /usr/sbin/nsupdate9 /usr/sbin/nsupdate
ln -fs /usr/sbin/named9 /usr/sbin/named

Restart named (if you use it) with "stopsrc -s named" and "startsrc -s named".
 
Please let me know.

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Yep,

your system looks quite as expected.

Issue the "ln" commands, restart named and you're done.

And don't worry about named-xfer. There is no named9-xfer because named8-xfer works perfectly with BIND 9.

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