Blogs

Last modified: January 30, 2014
  • BIND 10 & DHCP

    BIND 10 BIND 10 is the next generation version of BIND, ISC’s DNS server. We have a long list of ways that we wanted to improve on BIND 9, including scalability, reliability, modularity, extensibility, and usability. The project to build BIND 10 has been active for the past 2 years, and now has a usable (though not yet production ready)

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  • Evolution of Internet Exchanges

    Something we’re fortunate to have at ISC is the founders of some of the most influential Internet Exchanges (IXPs) amongst our senior staff. I haven’t been personally involved in the IXP business for around 7 years now, so it was a pleasure to be invited as guest speaker to the AGM of the TorIX, Canada’s biggest IXP, in Toronto. It’s

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  • DNS Forwarders

    Recently, at a BIND 10 Face to face meeting, we scheduled a short slot of time to discuss the features of a DNS forwarder. As part of the development process of the BIND 10 recursive resolver, we initially implemented a basic forwarder. As we added actual recursive resolver features, the original ‘forwarding’ mode was left in, and got some of

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  • New Opportunities for Criminal Growth – Forecasting Cyber-Crime during the IPv6 Transition

     I had the fortunate opportunity to present the Wednesday Keynote at the Rocky Mountain 2011 IPv6 Summit.  The session was a slightly different angle to the normal “IPv6″ presentations. We worked through how the cyber-criminal dynamics impact IPv4 networks, the cyber-criminal “arms race” is pushing IPv6 in the criminal market place, and how these factors must be considered in IPv6

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  • ISC DHCP and IPv6 – the DHCPv6 story

    Numbering Computers in IPv6 Computers and other IPv6-enabled devices need a way to select which IP address they are using, just like in IPv4. IPv6 provides several ways to do this: Manual configuration Autoconfiguration (Stateless Address Autoconfiguration, or SLAAC) Cryptographically Generated Addresses (CGA) DHCPv6 (sometimes called stateful autoconfiguration) Manual configuration works the same in IPv6 as in IPv4 – the

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