Blogs

  • BIND 10 Alpha Is Here!

    BIND 10 is ISC’s next generation of BIND, the most widely used DNS server on the internet. Now in its fourth year, BIND 10 has reached a major milestone: the Alpha Release of our authoritative nameserver! BIND 10 alpha is available now, with the Beta being released toward the end of 2012. The DHCP implementation and recursive resolver are both planned to

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  • Introduction

    One of the things that I’m keen to get off the ground here at ISC is the measurement of quality. In the past few weeks since I’ve arrived, a lot of talk has been bandied about regarding quality, and specifically, improving it. Now, I’ve got some definite ideas about how to move towards that goal, and I know there is

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  • ISC in Africa

      ISC has always been supportive of Internet infrastructure development in Africa. In addition to being the first root-server operator to offer anycast instances in Africa, we have long provided Secondary Name Services (SNS) to a number of African ccTLDs as part of our public benefit mission. We have also sent our staff to AfNOG meetings to help in training

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  • A Word About Windows Binary BIND Distributions and OpenSSL Libraries

    At ISC we have recently received several inquiries from customers who are using the binary packages of BIND that we distribute for Microsoft Windows. They have expressed concerns about security vulnerabilities present in older versions of OpenSSL.  BIND uses OpenSSL for securing communications between dynamic nameservers and clients and between master servers and slave servers.  To support this functionality, ISC

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  • BIND 9.9 – why should you care?

    BIND 9.9 is a new release of the gold standard for DNS servers on the Internet. It builds on a tried and trusted platform that has been evolving and maturing over more than 10 years and has kept adding new powerful and useful features with each new release. In BIND 9.9 we have introduce several new features that can make

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