Blogs

Last modified: January 30, 2014
  • DNS/BIND Canards, Redux

    In this interview we see yet another attempt by a technology executive to discredit all roads that do not lead to their products and services. Since in this case the creative pot shots are aimed at my company’s products and services, and since this is far from the first time these canards have been trotted out, I’ve decided to respond

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  • Why SQLite3?

    There have been some questions about why BIND 10′s first milestone release only supports SQLite3 for storing zone information. I hope I can answer some of the questions by explaining how and why we came to this decision. Part of the decision was a simple matter of time. We knew we would only have resources to implement a single data

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  • DNSSEC Transitions and the Signing of ARPA

    2010 is shaping up to be a banner year in at least two areas: major steps toward the deployment of DNSSEC, and discoveries of operational snags affecting the deployment of DNSSEC. An example of the former took place on March 25, when it was announced that the ARPA TLD had been signed. ARPA contains the sub-zones in-addr.arpa and ip6.arpa, which

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  • BIND 10 and Unit Testing

    The past few months, the BIND 10 developers have been using a test-driven development model. As classes and functions are coded, corresponding unit tests are also coded to help verify the routines do what is expected — with good or bad input providing correct results. Sometimes the unit tests are written before the new code or the tests are written

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  • Surprise bugs and release schedules

    I know this won’t be a shock to anyone, but software has bugs. Sometimes they are discovered and have little real impact — perhaps a few lines of code change and are easily tested. Ideally they occur early in a release cycle so they don’t really affect much. Most of the time these are minor and are easily put into

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