Blogs

  • ISC DHCP 4.4.1 launched

    ISC DHCP 4.4 is expected to be the last branch we create for ISC DHCP. The software is complete and stable, but it is difficult to extend it much further. The release of ISC DHCP 4.4.1 is the first release on the 4.4. branch, since 4.4.0 was withdrawn. This release contains several new features as well as a number of bug fixes.

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  • BIND 9.12.0 released

    BIND 9.12 is out! We had to hold onto this over the recent holiday period, while we were waiting for a window to publish a reported vulnerability and circulate patched versions. Finally, now we are able to post the BIND 9.12 final. 9.12 has new features (NSEC Aggressive use, Serve Stale, Response Policy Service Interface), updates to cryptography and improved

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  • The Performance Effects of Meltdown Bug Mitigation on BIND9

    The recently announced Meltdown bug is a serious vulnerability in Intel CPUs that allows malicious programs to indirectly read information held within the kernel of the operating system via a cache-timing side channel attack. Mitigations for this bug have been released and (in Linux at least) these take the form of changes to the way that kernel memory is addressed

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  • 2017 Retrospective

    2017 was a good year for ISC! Keeping an open source project funded, keeping any small non-profit going, is always a challenge, and we are grateful to have succeeded in doing that for another year. We finished 2017 feeling pretty stable and cautiously optimistic about our on-going projects and ISC’s future.   Highlights of 2017 Staff changes: We hired a

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  • ISC DHCP – The last branch

    “If we wait for the moment when everything, absolutely everything is ready, we shall never begin.” ― Ivan Turgenev Beta Testers Needed We rely on the user community for field testing. Please download the 4.4.0 beta version and report the results of your testing to dhcp-bugs at isc dot org.   The final 4.4.0 version will be posted in about

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  • BIND Release Strategy Updated

    We are updating our release model for BIND, starting in 2018. We already shortened our release cycle from 9.10 and 9.11, each of which took >24 months, with 9.12, which we will bring out in less than 18 months. Going forward, we want to produce a new branch every year. We intend to make early (.0 and .1) releases of

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  • It’s time to try a DNS firewall

    Follow the link to attend the Joint ISC-Spamteq webinar on DNS Filtering with RPZ. You will be asked to register before attending, so allow time for that.   Thursday, December 14, 2017 8:00 am Pacific Standard Time (San Francisco, GMT-08:00) The webinar will be recording, and the recording posted here: https://www.isc.org/mission/webinars/  

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  • Planning for Kea 1.4

    Since we posted Kea 1.3, the team has been hard at work on plans for Kea 1.4.   High Availability We want to address the need for high availability for DHCP services. ISC DHCP supports DHCPv4 failover, but this is a complicated and fragile protocol, and we are hoping to avoid implementing it in Kea. A number of Kea users

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  • Thank You

    ISC received seven substantial donations and program awards in 2017, helping to further our mission. Donations and awards like the ones below enable us to do a little more for all our open source users.    Thank you for your generous contributions to ISC in 2017! Sponsorship Opportunities for 2018 We love writing high quality long-lived open source. We have

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  • 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 major

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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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Last modified: January 26, 2018 at 9:47 am