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August release planned for BIND 9.11.0

Please note that with this release we are changing the open source license agreement for BIND from the ISC license to the Mozilla Public License 2.0 (MPL 2.0).

We plan to run the beta test from June 29 – August 16, create a release candidate at that time, and release the final on August 23rd. Report results of alpha and beta testing to bind-users or bind-beta-response, or email a report to

Major new features in BIND 9.11.0

  • Catalog zones, a new way to provision zones on slave servers
  • dynDB, a plug-in that enables BIND to use another source of zone data (Developed by Petr Spacek of RedHat, who has also developed an LDAP data store for BIND)
  • RNDC showzone, view-only mode and other improvements
  • dnstap query and response logging (Robert Edmonds is the author of dnstap, see
  • EDNS Client-subnet (authoritative server functions)
  • DNSSEC key manager, a new utility (Thanks to Sebastián Castro for helping with development.)
  • Automatic CDS/CDSKEY generation
  • Negative Trust Anchor for DNSSEC validators
  • IPv6 bias to encourage use of IPv6 DNS servers
  • Minimal response to “any” queries (Thanks to Tony Finch for the contribution)
  • DNS Cookies are now enabled by default, using the standardized code point
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Last modified: July 11, 2016 at 1:21 pm