The version of BIND shipped with Solaris 2.6 is based on the 4.9.3 release of BIND - a tad stale. Earlier versions of Solaris 2 include a BIND based on 4.8.3, which is downright ripe. For those of you who can't wait until Solaris ships with a version of BIND 8, compiling BIND from the sources on a Sun is relatively easy, because Solaris is based on BSD UNIX, and BIND was originally written for BSD UNIX. Here are instructions on how to compile and install 8.1.2 BIND on your Solaris 2.X host.
First, you've got to get the source code. There's a copy on ftp.isc.org, available for anonymous ftp:
ftp ftp.isc.org.Connected to pub1.pa.vix.com. 220 pub1.pa.vix.com FTP server (Version wu-2.4(1) Fri Dec 29 06:15:49 GMT 1995) ready. Name (ftp.isc.org.:user):
ftp331 Guest login ok, send e-mail address as password. Password:
Now you need to find the right file:
cd /isc/bind/src/cur/bind-8250 CWD command successful. ftp >
binary200 Type set to I. ftp >
get bind-8.1.2-src.tar.gz200 PORT command successful. 150 Opening BINARY mode data connection for bind-8.1.2-src.tar.gz (675801 bytes). 226 Transfer complete. 675801 bytes received in 89.5 seconds (7.4 Kbytes/s) ftp >