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BIND 10 1.0.0 Release Notes
Author: Jeremy Reed Reference Number: AA-00870 Views: 10397 Created: 2013-02-22 22:51 Last Updated: 2013-02-22 22:51 0 Rating/ Voters

Welcome to the 1.0.0 release of BIND 10, the new DNS and DHCP software from Internet Systems Consortium (ISC). BIND 10 provides a C++ library for DNS (with Python wrappers) and several cooperating daemons for providing authoritative DNS service, dynamic DNS, zone transfers, and experimental forwarding and recursive name service. Supplementary components are included for statistics collection and reporting and remote configuration and control. The current DNS features include: * IXFR and AXFR zone transfers in and out * In-memory backend for zone data for faster performance * SQLite3 backend for quick startup or huge amounts of zone data * DNSSEC: serving signed zones by authoritative server - Either in-memory or from DB backend - Including NSEC3 * DDNS (Dynamic Updates) support * Access Control (for DDNS and outbound zone transfers) * TSIG support: - Part of general ACLs (DDNS uses it) - Authoritative server can verify and sign DNS messages with TSIG - Zone transfers can have signed transfers BIND 10 allows enabling and disabling extra features via different runable modules. It provides a semi-interactive client to conveniently look at and set some configuration settings. It offers a detailed log message system which provides unique log ids with corresponding paragraph explanations. Some statistics are available via the command-line or in XML over HTTP. It also provides a RESTful interface over HTTPS for configurations and control, detailed documentation for the implementation/public API, and meticulous test cases to help understand and extend the code. Developers may use the Python scripting language to extend or tweak BIND 10 and replacement modules may be used to customize BIND 10 or to offer other services. DOCUMENTATION BIND 10 provides a guide with installation instructions and usage tutorials, a messages document with the unique logging explanations, and manual pages. The documentation for BIND 10 is available with the installation or via in HTML, plain text, or PDF formats. DOWNLOAD & INSTALLATION The bind10-1.0.0 source may be downloaded from: A PGP signature of the distribution is at The signature was generated with the ISC code signing key which is available at Installation details are documented in the BIND 10 Guide. In addition, installation suggestions for various operating systems are available via our wiki SUPPORT While it is not feature complete, BIND 10 1.0.0 is fully supported. If you have any questions or comments about working with this release, you may post them to the BIND 10 Users List or to the BIND 10 Jabber room. Bugs and feature requests may also be submitted via the ticket tracking system at Paid support, training, and consulting options are available; see for information. BIND 10 DHCP The version of BIND 10 DHCP included in BIND 1.0.0 is an engineering snapshot and intended for experimental use only. The DHCP servers include the following features: * Ability to allocate and renew addresses, and handle lease expiration and releases. * Supports a subset of clients: - DHCPv4 clients connected to the server via a relay. - DHCPv6 clients on the same LAN as the server. * Ability to configure values for standard options returned to a client, either globally or on a per-subnet basis. * Ability to define new options and configure them in the same way as standard options. * Lease storage in a MySQL Database. * Configuration, logging and process control uses the same mechanisms as the BIND 10 DNS server. Limitations and known issues with this release can be found at Please consult this page if you encounter problems. We would also appreciate feedback on usability and reports of any DHCP bugs. Please contribute your experiences to the BIND 10 DHCP mailing list: SPONSORS BIND 10 is a sponsored development project, and would not be possible without the generous support of the sponsors. JPRS and CIRA are Patron Level sponsors. AFNIC, CNNIC, CZ.NIC, DENIC eG, Google, RIPE NCC,, .nz Registry Services, and Technical Center of Internet are current sponsors. Afilias, IIS.SE, Nominet, and SIDN were founding sponsors of the project. Support for BIND 10 development of the DHCPv4 and DHCPv6 components is provided by Comcast. If you would like to contribute to ISC to assist us in continuing to make quality open source software, please visit our donations page at Thanks again to those who contributed bug reports, code, and reviews. Jeremy C. Reed ISC Release Engineering

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