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Last modified: January 30, 2014
  • 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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