Blogs

  • BIND 9.12 almost ready

    BIND 9.12 development is getting closer to completion! Barring surprises, BIND 9.12.0b2, now available for download, should be the last development beta before the release candidate. If you want  to give it a try in time to provide us feedback before our RC code freeze you can find the beta at: https://www.isc.org/downloads New Feature Branch We don’t introduce new features or make

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  • Kea 1.3 Released – Take it for a spin!

    Thank You! We would like to recognize and thank the Mozilla Open Source Support and the Comcast Innovation Fund for sponsoring ISC’s work on Kea 1.3.  The MOSS award funded the development of the Kea REST API over the past year, and Comcast provided partial sponsorship for rest of the 1.3 release. The #1 most frequently requested feature on the

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  • Evan Hunt presented the BIND 9.12 refactoring at DNS-OARC

    Note that a video recording of this presentation is posted on Youtube.

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  • DLV Replaced with signed empty zone

    This afternoon, at the DNS-OARC 27th workshop, in San Jose, CA, Dan Mahoney of ISC replaced the contents of dlv.isc.org with an empty signed zone. The DLV was conceived as a temporary transition service, to enable DNSSEC adoption. We have been announcing in various venues since early 2015 that we would be decommissioning the DLV.  Finally, we have now done

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  • Kea 1.3

    Kea version 1.3 is ready for field testing.  If beta testing goes well, we plan to release the Kea 1.3 final by the end of October.  Please download and send your comments to kea-dev@lists.isc.org, or open tickets on the Kea issue tracker at kea.isc.org. New Features in 1.3 Shared subnets:  Support for shared subnets has been one of the most

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  • DNS Root Key Rollover Update

        Many of you may already be aware of yesterday’s announcement from ICANN concerning the postponement of one of the steps in the currently-in-progress root zone KSK rollover. Specifically, they have announced that the 11 October 2017 date that was planned for the retirement of KSK-2010 will be postponed for at least three months because root zone trust anchor telemetry data sent by servers

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  • NSEC Caching limits excessive queries to DNS root

    APNIC has generously offered to sponsor addition of aggressive negative caching, or NSEC Aggressive Use in BIND 9.12.0.  They have explained the reasons for supporting this in an APNIC blog posting. Earlier research by Geoff Huston, Researcher at APNIC, into the volume of root zone queries had identified that the majority of queries to the root zone were for non-existant

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  • Donation received from SWITCH.ch

    SWITCH, the thirty-year old foundation that operates .ch and .li (country-code top level domains for Switzerland), and provides cloud services for Swiss educational organizations, has made a donation of 10,000 Swiss Francs to ISC. Oli Schacher at SWITCH, who has also made technical contributions to BIND, said “SWITCH relies heavily on BIND and we appreciate the hard work you put

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  • BIND 9.12.0 Alpha

    BIND 9.12.0 is ready for Alpha testing. We made some significant changes in this release.  There are more changes that will be merged between alpha and beta, but we prioritized the biggest changes for the alpha, to maximize test coverage for them. Please help us test this release, and as usual send bug or test reports to bind9-bugs@isc.org. Please note

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  • DHCPv6 Prefix Length Mode

    There has been much debate on various technical mailing lists about what the default prefix size should be for DHCPv6 prefix delegation. This post is not about what the prefix size should be, but about how you enable your DHCP server to provide an appropriate length prefix based on a ‘hint’ from the client. BACKGROUND The DHCPv6 protocol (including RFC 3315bis)

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  • RESTful interface for Kea DHCP server

    Kea is a flexible open source DHCP server that is becoming popular among system administrators. One of the most frequent feature requests was for an API for administrative tasks such as retrieving statistics, managing configuration and certain run time aspects, like leases. Some of the functionality was there, but there was no way to communicate with Kea. At the same

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  • BIND9 Performance History

    ISC Performance Lab We have been monitoring BIND9 performance using the ISC Performance Lab, described in this 2016 Blog post.  We realized we really needed something like this when users reported to us a significant performance drop when upgrading from version 9.9.5 to either 9.9.6 or 9.10.0.  We now review performance changes every month and when we see a negative

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Last modified: November 1, 2016 at 1:25 pm