Blogs

  • 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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  • BIND 10 Alpha Is Here!

    BIND 10 is ISC’s next generation of BIND, the most widely used DNS server on the internet. Now in its fourth year, BIND 10 has reached a major milestone: the Alpha Release of our authoritative nameserver! BIND 10 alpha is available now, with the Beta being released toward the end of 2012. The DHCP implementation and recursive resolver are both planned to

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  • Introduction

    One of the things that I’m keen to get off the ground here at ISC is the measurement of quality. In the past few weeks since I’ve arrived, a lot of talk has been bandied about regarding quality, and specifically, improving it. Now, I’ve got some definite ideas about how to move towards that goal, and I know there is

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  • ISC in Africa

      ISC has always been supportive of Internet infrastructure development in Africa. In addition to being the first root-server operator to offer anycast instances in Africa, we have long provided Secondary Name Services (SNS) to a number of African ccTLDs as part of our public benefit mission. We have also sent our staff to AfNOG meetings to help in training

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  • A Word About Windows Binary BIND Distributions and OpenSSL Libraries

    At ISC we have recently received several inquiries from customers who are using the binary packages of BIND that we distribute for Microsoft Windows. They have expressed concerns about security vulnerabilities present in older versions of OpenSSL.  BIND uses OpenSSL for securing communications between dynamic nameservers and clients and between master servers and slave servers.  To support this functionality, ISC

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