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TIL: disabling the return of the BIND 9 version number in "named.conf" will also disable returning the list of authors when asking for "authors.bind. CH TXT"

github.com/isc-projects/bind9/

@cstrotm oh yeah that sounds like a great way to fingerprint the version...

@feld Exactly, it was until now.

I wrote a tutorial some years ago how to disable it using "views", but that was ugly:

docs.menandmice.com/pages/view

It might also be possible to disable the answer to that query using response policy zones, but that is also an overhead for most configurations.

This new change is long overdue.

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