Blogs

  • Programming Languages for BIND 10

    This blog post comes in response to a question that arrived via Twitter: @nodakai: WHY BIND10 had to be written in C++?? I think supporters of managed languages have much to learn from this unfortunate incident When I started working on the BIND 10 project the only decision made was which languages to use, after the expected bikeshed discussion. The

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  • If You’re Not Cheating, You’re Not Trying Hard Enough

    Lance Armstrong. Bernie Madoff. Barry Bonds. Raj Rajaratnam. Ray Nagin. Whether it is sports, business, or politics, it seems in every walk of life, people are playing fast and loose with the law, with ethics, and with morality. Even in the software business we have some shady practices and business models. Pump and Dump Many well known VC’s and early

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  • Free is too Expensive

    Working at the Internet Systems Consortium, I feel I have a somewhat privileged look into the open source business model, which I’d like to address. We face the unique challenge of developing and maintaining BIND, the most-installed nameserver software on the planet, which some estimates place on 80% of all DNS servers. We’re proud of our open source heritage–one that began

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  • Encouraging The Younger Generation

    We all love our social media and cloud-based software. The Internet arena is filled with brilliant services and products that makes our experience online both richer and more convenient. However, this is a potential problem for the DNS industry. One of the privileges of being close to the Silicon Valley is the exposure and inspiration one can derive from all

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  • BIND 10 Beta Released

    We are excited as you all are, and it’s now official! ISC welcomes you to the first beta toward the first production of BIND 10 1.0.0 release. BIND 10 provides a C++ library for DNS (with python wrappers) and several cooperating daemons for providing authoritative DNS service (with in-memory and SQLite3 backends and DNSSEC support), dynamic DNS, zone transfers, forwarding,

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  • BIND – Out with the old, and in with the new

    As per ISC’s software support policy, we have designated the 9.7 branch of BIND 9 as End of Life.  This means there will be no further bug fixes for this branch. We urge all customers running 9.7 or earlier to upgrade to our 9.9 branch. BIND 9.9 includes important bug and security fixes, and ISC has made a public commitment

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  • BIND 10 Webinar

    First, we’re excited to announce the BIND 10 Webinar where you’ll be able to get a first look at the Beta release of the next iteration of the world’s most implemented DNS platform. For conference goers, catch our product manager at LISA 2012 in San Diego this week and talk about anything related to ISC!

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  • Larissa at LISA 2012

    Larissa at LISA 2012 Attending LISA or Internet ON in San Diego this week? Chat with our product manager, Larissa Shapiro, about BIND 10, DHCP, or anything related to ISC. Drop her a line at larissas@isc.org, or look for the BIND 10 Beta BoF on the BoF board at the conference. Follow Larissa at @larissashapiro for the latest news and insights from LISA.

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  • [Video] Silo Busting in Information Security – The SIE Approach

    Every few weeks a new security company is born. No matter what the brand or the segment, the data flow looks the same from on high: let’s get smart people and write some smart software, suck in all kinds of telemetry and samples, and produce threat feeds and reputation feeds, and then…profit! This plan works more often than not, due

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  • Implementing Highly Memory-Efficient Zone Data in BIND 10

    Over the last several months, we’ve been working on improving (reducing) memory footprint of the BIND 10’s authoritative DNS server, b10-auth. The result is pretty satisfactory so far. According to my recent experiments, actual memory footprint after loading various types of zones is generally just a half of what would be needed in BIND 9. And, even if the BIND

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  • Join us at NANOG 56

    Headed to NANOG 56 in Dallas? I’ll be there, hoping to chat with people who are interested in trying out the alpha or beta releases of BIND10… if you’d like to connect, leave me a note and we’ll make plans. Looking forward to it… Larissa

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  • Why We (Still) Need BIND 10

    Several years ago, ISC started the BIND 10 project. As part of the effort to kick-start the effort, Joao Damas and Paul Vixie wrote a paper called The Need for BIND 10. It’s been almost 4 years, and we have recently released the first BIND 10 alpha. It is worth asking, do we still need BIND 10? Open Source vs.

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