System Administration Guide: Naming and Directory Services (DNS, NIS, and LDAP)

Migrating From BIND 8 to BIND 9

BIND 9 is upwards compatible with most BIND 8 features. However, there are still a number of caveats you should be aware of when upgrading an existing BIND 8 installation to use BIND 9. Be sure to read the entire Migration Notes document before installing and using BIND 9. The Migration Notes are available at /usr/share/doc/bind/migration.txt. Also, the BIND package names have changed to SUNWbind and SUNWbindr. The SUNWbindr package contains the DNS server manifest.

The following list presents a brief overview of the differences between BIND 8 and BIND 9. Details are available in the Migration Notes.