Blogs

Last modified: January 30, 2014
  • The Crypto Library Disaster

    At the first time someone writes (or contributes to, so this does not apply only to first systems) an application using low level cryptography, (s)he has the choices between two bad and two very bad solutions. This blog explains the reasons of this recurrent disaster and tries to give some idea to avoid it… The worst possible solution is of

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  • ISC DHCP 4.3.0a1 now available

    We have now released ISC DHCP 4.3.0a1. The theme for this release is “v6 uplift”. We are upgrading some of the features you’ve used for DHCPv4 to make them available for DHCPv6. In general we’ve tried to use the same commands or similar commands so that moving from a DHCPv4 feature to DHCPv6 is as painless as possible. Over time we plan to add several

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  • Happy Birthday to ISC’s DHCP4

    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 changes, covering everything from small bug fixes to major enhancements. Today, our DHCP code supports clients, relays and servers for both DHCPv4 and DHCPv6. Looking forward, our next

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  • BIND 9’s Security Record

    Introduction BIND 9 has an image problem. In fact, BIND of any version has had an image problem since at least the mid-1990’s, when the Internet stopped being a military/educational playground and turned commercial. That’s when security became an issue in a lot of places where people didn’t have to worry about it in the past. That’s when BIND started

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  • What’s Your Version?

    Who knew? We sure didn’t, and that’s why we’re asking. ISC has been providing BIND and ISC DHCP software for over 15 years now.  Publicly-available sources put our market share at over 80%, meaning our users come from a wide variety of industries and skill levels, but all depend on BIND.  In order to gain a better understanding of how

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