THE INTERNET IS FOR EVERYONE
Today Internet Systems Consortium (ISC) released the latest version of its undisputed market-leading DNS software, BIND 9.9. This latest version of the software continues ISC’s longstanding commitment to ensuring the Internet community at large has access to the cutting edge features and functionality of our Open Source software, with significant performance improvements and enhanced usability, especially for DNS Security.
DNS Security (DNSSEC) remains more of an aspiration than an achievement. In order to achieve security, protocols became more complex. A key feature of BIND 9.9 is the addition of Inline Signing, which allows the introduction of DNSSEC into a functional DNS environment without disturbing the current publication workflow. Specifically, zone signing and key management are now simple steps that won’t complicate or disrupt a production environment.
Startup performance is the second area of significant improvement in BIND 9.9. Our beta testers reported BIND 9.9 startups averaging 20 times faster for large zones. We accomplished this with a carefully-crafted combination of software changes, better use of hardware and OS multi-threading features, and better file format for slave zones.
You can read more about 9.9's features at http://www.isc.org/software/bind/new-features/9.9, you can read all about it in the Release Notes (http://kb.isc.org/article/AA-00631/81/BIND-9.9.0-Release-Notes.html), and you can download it right now from www.isc.org/software/bind
Thank you for using BIND, and thank you for supporting ISC.
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