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  • ISC creates commercial subsidiary: DNSco

    Beijing, China – 9 April 2013. Internet Systems Consortium (ISC) announces the creation of its first commercial subsidiary, DNSco. DNSco combines a business view and full-service solution with ISC’s world-renowned technical excellence. For over 15 years ISC has been the world’s leading expert in DNS and related technologies such as DHCP. ISC employees are versed in every aspect of these

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  • Is Your Open DNS Resolver Part of a Criminal Conspiracy?

    It has been a very eventful week in the field of DNS operations. In addition to the BIND vulnerability disclosed by ISC this week, the DNS world has been buzzing with news about “the biggest Distributed Denial of Service attack to date”, directed against Spamhaus by parties critical of their decision to list Cyberbunker as a spam source. As an

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  • ISC Launches Open Home Gateway Forum

    ORLANDO, FL–(Marketwire – Mar 12, 2013) – Internet Systems Consortium (ISC) is delighted to announce the launch of the Open Home Gateway Forum with an initial grant from Comcast. The OHGF is a Forum of ISPs and vendors and Internet development organizations, initiated and spearheaded by ISC, that aims to improve the rollout of new Internet technologies to home networks

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  • “Oh, you know UNIX? Good, we need you to run our DNS.”

    If you’re like the majority of our training participants, your career in DNS* started in a similar fashion. Your knowledge of the protocol, the resilience of your DNS infrastructure, whether or not you like to use valid shortcuts in config files and so on are often very dependent upon which team you found yourself in when you first landed in

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  • 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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