Blogs

  • 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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  • BIND 9.9 – why should you care?

    BIND 9.9 is a new release of the gold standard for DNS servers on the Internet. It builds on a tried and trusted platform that has been evolving and maturing over more than 10 years and has kept adding new powerful and useful features with each new release. In BIND 9.9 we have introduce several new features that can make

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  • TechWomen Mentor – The Power of Mentoring – Looking Forward

    I was so honored to participate in the TechWomen mentoring program in the summer of 2011. Meeting and working with my mentee, Sanae Baatti from Morocco, was a life changing experience. I wrote some about the TechWomen experience last summer. I was deeply honored as well, to travel to Morocco last fall with a state department sponsored TechWomen mentor and

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  • BIND 9.9.0b2 — a feature update

    Today, ISC is publishing a new beta release of BIND 9.9.0.  As several new features have been added since the feature preview I posted on the occasion of the first alpha release, it would seem to be a good time for an update. Inline signing The new ‘inline-signing’ option, in combination with the ‘auto-dnssec’ option that was introduced in BIND 9.7,

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  • Routing configuration over DHCPv6

    Currently the DHCPv6 protocol does not allow the provisioning of any routing-related information to hosts. A new proposal is addressing this shortcoming. The draft draft-ietf-mif-dhcpv6-route-option defines a mechanism for delivering routing information over the DHCPv6 protocol. This article explains core concepts and explains how to use the ISC DHCP software to deliver such information. A bit of history When the IPv6

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