Blogs

  • BIND 9.14.0 Released

    BIND 9.14.0 is our new stable branch for 2019. As of BIND 9.13/9.14, BIND has adopted the “odd-unstable/even-stable” release numbering convention. BIND 9.14 contains new features added during the BIND 9.13 development process. Maintenance on the 9.14 branch will be limited to bug fixes and new feature development will proceed in the unstable 9.15 branch. Major changes since BIND

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  • A curious case of intermittent BIND 9 system test failures

    In early 2018, we started using GitLab as the development platform for BIND 9. One of the reasons for that move was to take advantage of GitLab’s continuous integration (CI) capabilities to test every change to the source code before merging it. Once we made BIND’s test suite and the CI environment play nicely with each other, the testing process

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  • QNAME Minimization and Your Privacy

    “Surveillance is the business model of the internet. Everyone is under constant surveillance by many companies, ranging from social networks like Facebook to cellphone providers. This data is collected, compiled, analyzed, and used to try to sell us stuff.” Source: https://today.law.harvard.edu/internet-privacy-afraid/ Personal data, of the sort that is exposed while using the Internet, is valuable. If you share personal data, you

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  • DNS Flag Day, was it a success?

    DNS Flag Day is a public-benefit movement, like a community trash pick up day in a common area everyone uses. Everyone who has and will participate in supporting this initiative should feel they have accomplished something worth-while. Some operators thought it was unwise that Flag Day was set for a Friday, and were taken by surprise by the level of

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  • 2018 In Review

    As a non-profit with few reserves, whether a year was a good one at ISC has a lot to do with our financial status. 2018 was a good year on that score. Most of our funding comes through software support contracts, and in 2018, our support business was strong. We gained 22 new support contracts and lost only 10. As

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  • DNS Flag Day – February 1, 2019

    A number of DNS software and service providers have announced that we will all cease implementing DNS resolver workarounds to accommodate DNS authoritative systems that don’t follow the Extensions to DNS (EDNS) protocol. Each vendor has pledged to roll out this change in some version of their software by the ‘Flag Day.’ Changes coming in BIND BIND 9.13.4 and later

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  • Happy holidays from ISC!

    We wish all our customers, contributors, donors, and friends all the best for a wonderful holiday season and a very happy 2019. Thank you for your ongoing support of open source software for an open Internet!

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  • Kea 1.5 – Centralized configuration control

    Speed, Agility, Accuracy Network administrators are under pressure to streamline provisioning of new devices so they can scale up, deploy new services, or otherwise make the network serve changing business needs faster than ever. The key to achieving this new speed and flexibility is centralized configuration control. In Kea 1.5 (Download, Release notes) we have enabled a standardized provisioning interface

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  • An Architectural Perspective on the Interaction between Web Clients and the DNS

    There is a fundamental flaw in the way that some web server operators use the DNS to identify the IP address of the web servers to which they connect. This article attempts to explain and justify this assertion. Until quite recently the web site for a domain name would usually be hosted on a server named “www” on that domain.

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  • BIND 9’s new logo!

    If you’ve visited ISC’s GitLab instance in the last few days, you may have noticed something: BIND 9 has a new logo! In fact, this is the first time that BIND 9 has had a logo at all, despite the fact that the software has been in development since 2000. So why now?   BIND 9 is ISC’s flagship product

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  • ISC’s 2016-2017 ANNUAL REPORT

    ISC is pleased to release its 2016-2017 annual report. We are proud to share our accomplishments from the two-year period and look ahead to the future. We took steps to ensure our continued success and are well-positioned for steady growth in 2018 and beyond. We encourage everyone to read our annual report and give us your feedback at marketing@isc.org. And,

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  • Kea 1.5.0 is ready for beta testing

    Interest in YANG models for standardizing device configuration is exploding at the IETF. At last week’s IETF meeting in Bangkok there were many new drafts proposing YANG support for various technologies.  This beta version of Kea features our first ISC YANG model support, for DHCPv4 and DHCPv6. We are also integrating with Sysrepo, another open source project, that implements a

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