Blogs

  • 2015 ISC Open Source Accomplishments

    We are proud of another year of solid, responsible maintenance of our three core software products, BIND, ISC DHCP and Kea.   BIND 2015 Releases We issued four BIND9 maintenance releases and twelve security patch releases. In addition we made five releases of our -S edition for subscribers and two experimental releases. The last two types of releases incorporate both features and

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  • Resolve to become more of a contributor, less of a free-loader, in 2016

    Do you work for an open-source Freeloader? This week is a great time to assess what open source your organization uses, and make sure you are doing ‘your share’ to support these community resources. All tech companies use open source, but not all of them support it.  Everyone loves leveraging open source, but not every organization shows that love in

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  • ISC Contributions to Internet Organizations

    In addition to all the work we do, maintaining BIND and ISC DHCP, developing Kea and operating F-root and our subsidized SNS and hosting services, ISC employees make a number of contributions to other open source projects and Internet organizations.   Internet Organizations ISOC – David Farber, one of ISC’s Directors, is a current Trustee of the Internet Society. Jeff Osborn,

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  • Kea to be released under Mozilla Public License 2.0

    In the past, ISC has released all of its open-source software under a simple license that we created. It’s called “The ISC License”; see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ISC_license. The software world has changed in the years since we wrote the ISC license. Hundreds of lawyers have been involved in the writing and editing of open source licenses. There are many and varied licenses

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  • H-Root will change its addresses on 1 December 2015. What does this mean for you?

      http://h.root-servers.org/renumber.html   The Internet DNS root nameservers are the servers which are authoritative for “.”, the apex of the DNS namespace. They are the starting point for resolving all public names. If you’re running a recursive server, you’re either relying on a built-in set of ‘root hints’, or you will have configured them manually. So isn’t renumbering one of these vital servers a

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