Blogs

  • ISC Retrospective on 2014 Open Source work

    Most of our work at ISC falls into one of two major project categories: open source development and network services. We will review our 2014 accomplishments in network services in a separate post. In 2014 we did a solid job of maintaining our primary open source projects, BIND 9 and ISC DHCP.  We fixed more bugs in 2014 than were discovered or reported in 2014

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  • New code signing key for 2015-2017

    Beginning with the start of 2015, ISC is introducing a new PGP signing key which will be used to verify the authenticity of BIND and DHCP source downloaded from ISC.  This replaces the current key, which is expiring. The old key for codesign@isc.org, with key ID 45AC7857189CDBC5, was created in 2013 with an expiration date of 31 January, 2015, a date that is fast approaching. It

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  • Important Security Advisory Posted

    We have today posted updated versions of 9.9.6 and 9.10.1 to address a significant security vulnerability in DNS resolution. The flaw was discovered by Florian Maury of ANSSI, and applies to any recursive resolver that does not support a limit on the number of recursions. , A flaw in delegation handling could be exploited to put named into

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  • ISC is now offering Advance Security Notification for Unbound and NSD

    ISC has signed a memo of understanding with NLnet Labs, makers of Unbound and NSD, to collaborate in providing support to users of our DNS software. NSD is a popular alternative to BIND for authoritative DNS services, and Unbound is a high-performance recursive resolver. As a first step in this collaboration, ISC is now selling advance security notification of vulnerabilities

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  • ICANN 51: Accountability for F-root operations

    ISC has operated F-Root, one of the world’s thirteen root name servers, since 1994. We have this service deployed around the world in 55 locations to offer fast, reliable access even in otherwise underserved parts of the world. We have well over a thousand peers. F-Root is supported with the help of multi-year donations in kind from many service providers and other

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