Get enterprise support from the authors of BIND
- By Shawn Routhier on November 29, 2013Read more
On November 29th ISC’s DHCP4 will turn 18. The first code for the DHCP project was committed to the source repository by Ted Lemon on 1995-11-29. Over the years, our contributors have committed over 9,500 change, covering everything from small bug fixes to major enhancements. Today, our DHCP code supports...
F-Root is distributed using “anycast” technology all around the world, with 54 operational locations, carrying 25% of the root name server traffic, and operating an average 16,000 queries per second.
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Kea is the brand-new open source DHCP server software. Kea is targeted at IPv6 networks, and is designed for large scale and high performance. For example, Kea supports IPv6 Prefix Delegation, whereby the server delegates an IPv6 prefix to a router, such as a piece of customer premises equipment. The router then allocates addresses to local clients using a method known as SLAAC. Development of Kea IPv6 Prefix Delegation was funded by Comcast and was demonstrated at the November 2013 IETF meeting in Vancouver, BC.
As increasing numbers of devices on our networks are IPv6-enabled, Kea will be able to supply network information to them, leveraging all the leading-edge features of DHCPv6. Kea will be ready for production deployment in 2014. For more details about the future of DHCP and Kea, visit our public wiki at kea.isc.org.
Cisco is the worldwide leader in networking that transforms how people connect, communicate and collaborate. Over the years, Cisco has donated a significant amount of equipment to help ISC build advanced network infrastructure to bring F-Root and Secondary Name Service to our Internet community.