Blogs

  • Internet Systems Consortium Renews Commitment to BIND as Open Source – Jeff Osborn named President

    Internet Systems Consortium’s (ISC) Board of Directors named Jeff Osborn as Executive Director with the explicit goal of ensuring production-­‐ quality, fully featured nameserver software is available as open source, with no financial barriers to its use. Osborn will also serve as President of DNSco, ISC’s commercial subsidiary. “I am both thrilled and humbled to be trusted with the task

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  • Happy 30th Birthday, GNU!

    Happy 30th Birthday GNU Project!

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  • BIND 9.9.4 Released

    ISC is excited to announce the release of BIND 9.9.4, featuring Response Rate Limiting (RRL), security patches, and bug fixes for DNSSEC, RPZ and configuration modules. The latest dot release ensures the stability, robustness and security of your critical Internet infrastructure. Response Rate Limiting (RRL) A DNS DDoS attack works by forging queries that look like they came from the

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  • Cache poisoning gets a second wind from RRL? Probably not.

    You may have heard recently that Response Rate Limiting (RRL) has re-opened the door on cache poisoning attacks (see CVE-2013-5661). ISC acknowledges that RRL can increase the effectiveness of cache poisoning attacks and appreciates the detailed research that uncovered it.  This is, however, only one piece in the larger context of competing security concerns, and each operator will need to

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  • ISC adds DDoS defense module to BIND software

    Internet Systems Consortium (ISC) announces that the RRL module, currently the most effective defense against the use of DNS in Distributed Denial of Service attacks, is now part of the upcoming BIND release. A DNS DDoS attack works by forging queries that look like they came from the victim’s server, making it appear to be requesting a high volume of

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