ISC develops and distributes three open source Internet networking software packages: BIND 9, ISC DHCP, and Kea DHCP.
BIND 9, ISC’s Domain Name System (DNS) software program, is widely used on the Internet by enterprises and service providers, offering a robust and stable platform on top of which organizations can build distributed computing systems.
ISC DHCP implements the Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol for connection to an IP network, offering a complete solution for implementing DHCP servers, relay agents, and clients. ISC DHCP is a mature program with many features, but it can be cumbersome for operators to maintain. Kea DHCP is ISC’s intended replacement for ISC DHCP, and is designed for dynamic reconfiguration.
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Open source DHCP server, relay agent, and client software for all your IP address-assignment needs.Learn more
Flexible, open source, dynamic IP address and static host reservation management for DHCPv4 and DHCPv6 servers.Learn more
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Internet Systems Consortium, Inc. (ISC) is dedicated to developing software and offering services in support of the Internet infrastructure.
Since 1994, ISC has offered open source software to the Internet community. Only open source offers professionally developed, fully supported software with the added benefit of code contributions and feedback from the best minds worldwide. We are committed to providing high-quality software to keep the Internet free and available to all.
Although open source software is available at no cost to users, many organizations seek help with installation and management. Users are encouraged to contribute to ISC’s ongoing development work by purchasing professional support from ISC’s engineers. We are financially sustained by customers who understand the importance of open source. This keeps us aligned with our core mission: supporting the Internet.
ISC engineers have written over 70 of the technical standards that are essential to interoperability on the Internet. Standards-based open source has been essential to the growth of the Internet.
We have operated F-Root since 1994. F is one of 13 root nodes of the Domain Name System (DNS), providing free resolution services to anyone on the Internet. Our F-Root system has over 125 anycast nodes around the world.
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