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BIND 9.9.0a1 Release Notes

  • Updated on 30 Aug 2011
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`BIND 9.9.0a1 is the first alpha of a development release for BIND 9.

BIND 9.9 includes a number of changes from BIND 9.8 and earlier releases. New features include:

    - NXDOMAIN redirection.
    - Improved scalability from using multiple threads to
      listen for queries.
    - New 'rndc flushtree' command clears all data under a
      given name from the DNS cache.
    - New 'rndc sync' command dumps pending changes in a
      dynamic zone to disk without a freeze/thaw cycle.
    - The 'also-notify' option now takes the same syntax as
      'masters', so it can used named masterlists and TSIG
      keys.
    - 'auto-dnssec' zones can now have NSEC3 parameters set
      prior to signing.
    - 'dnssec-signzone -D' writes an output file containing
      only DNSSEC data, which can be included by the primary
      zone file.
    - 'dnssec-signzone -R' forces removal of signatures that
      are not expired but were created by a key which no longer
      exists.
    - 'dnssec-signzone -X' allows a separate expiration date to
      be specified for DNSKEY signatures from other signatures.
    - New '-L' option to dnssec-keygen, dnssec-settime, and
      dnssec-keyfromlabel sets the default TTL for the key.
    - dnssec-dsfromkey now supports reading from standard
      input, to make it easier to convert DNSKEY to DS.
    - RFC 1918 reverse zones have been added to the empty-zones
      table per RFC 6303.
    - Dynamic updates can now optionally set the zone's SOA
      serial number to the current UNIX time.

Please see the file CHANGES for a detailed list of changes in this release. `

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