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Tuesday, September 15, 2009

BIND 9.7.0a3 is now available


This is a technology preview of new functionality to be
included in BIND 9.7.0. Not all new functionality is in
place. APIs and configuration syntax are not yet frozen.

BIND 9.7 includes a number of changes from BIND 9.6 and earlier
releases. Most are intended to simplify DNSSEC configuration
and operation.

New features include:

- Simplified configuration of DNSSEC Lookaside Validation (DLV).
- Simplified configuration of Dynamic DNS, using the "ddns-confgen"
command line tool or the "local" update-policy option. (As a side
effect, this also makes it easier to configure automatic zone
- New named option "attach-cache" that allows multiple views to
share a single cache.
- DNS rebinding attack prevention.
- New default values for dnssec-keygen parameters.
- Support for RFC 5011 automated trust anchor maintenance
(see README.rfc5011 for additional details).
- Smart signing: simplified tools for zone signing and key
- The "statistics-channels" option is now available on Windows.
- A new DNSSEC-aware libdns API for use by non-BIND9 applications
(see README.libdns for details).
- On some platforms, named and other binaries can now print out
a stack backtrace an assertion failure, to aid in debugging.
- A "tools only" installation mode on Windows, which only installs
dig, host, nslookup and nsupdate.
- Improved PKCS#11 support, including Keyper support (see
README.pkcs11 for additional details).

Additional features planned but not included in this alpha release:

- Fully automatic signing of zones by "named"
- Additional PKCS#11 support, including multiple OpenSSL engines

BIND 9.7.0a3 can be downloaded from:

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