Blogs

  • 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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  • DLV Replaced with signed empty zone

    This afternoon, at the DNS-OARC 27th workshop, in San Jose, CA, Dan Mahoney of ISC replaced the contents of dlv.isc.org with an empty signed zone. The DLV was conceived as a temporary transition service, to enable DNSSEC adoption. We have been announcing in various venues since early 2015 that we would be decommissioning the DLV.  Finally, we have now done

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  • Kea 1.3

    Kea version 1.3 is ready for field testing.  If beta testing goes well, we plan to release the Kea 1.3 final by the end of October.  Please download and send your comments to kea-dev@lists.isc.org, or open tickets on the Kea issue tracker at kea.isc.org. New Features in 1.3 Shared subnets:  Support for shared subnets has been one of the most

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  • DNS Root Key Rollover Update

        Many of you may already be aware of yesterday’s announcement from ICANN concerning the postponement of one of the steps in the currently-in-progress root zone KSK rollover. Specifically, they have announced that the 11 October 2017 date that was planned for the retirement of KSK-2010 will be postponed for at least three months because root zone trust anchor telemetry data sent by servers

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  • NSEC Caching limits excessive queries to DNS root

    APNIC has generously offered to sponsor addition of aggressive negative caching, or NSEC Aggressive Use in BIND 9.12.0.  They have explained the reasons for supporting this in an APNIC blog posting. Earlier research by Geoff Huston, Researcher at APNIC, into the volume of root zone queries had identified that the majority of queries to the root zone were for non-existant

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  • Donation received from SWITCH.ch

    SWITCH, the thirty-year old foundation that operates .ch and .li (country-code top level domains for Switzerland), and provides cloud services for Swiss educational organizations, has made a donation of 10,000 Swiss Francs to ISC. Oli Schacher at SWITCH, who has also made technical contributions to BIND, said “SWITCH relies heavily on BIND and we appreciate the hard work you put

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