Announcing the release of BIND 9.1.0b3

Andreas Gustafsson Andreas.Gustafsson at
Tue Jan 9 03:04:34 UTC 2001

BIND 9.1.0b3 has been released.  It fixes a number of bugs in 9.1.0b2
and improves query performance, particularly on multiprocessors.

BIND 9.1.0b3 can be downloaded from:

The PGP signature of the distribution is at

The signature was generated with the ISC public key, which is available
at <>.

A list of changes made since 9.1.0b2 follows.  For earlier changes,
see the file CHANGES in the distribution.


 666.	[bug]		If a request sent by dig is longer than 512 bytes,
			use TCP.

 664.	[bug]		The t_tasks and t_timers module tests are now skipped
			when building without threads, since they require

 661.	[bug]		Certain UDP IXFR requests caused an assertion failure
			(mpctx->allocated == 0). [RT #355, #394, #623]

 659.	[performance]	Rewrite the name compression code to be much faster.

 658.	[cleanup]	Remove all vestiges of 16 bit global compression.

 657.	[bug]		When a listen-on statement in an lwres block does not
			specifiy a port, use 921, not 53.  Also update the
			listen-on documentation. [RT #616]

 649.	[bug]		It was possible to join to an already running fctx
			after it had "cloned" its events, but before it sent
			them.  In this case, the event of the newly joined
			fetch would not contain the answer, and would
			trigger the INSIST() in fctx_sendevents().  In
			BIND 9.0, this bug did not trigger an INSIST(), but
			caused the fetch to fail with a SERVFAIL result.
			[RT #588, #597, #605, #607]

 647.	[bug]		Resolver queries sent after following multiple
			referrals had excessively long retransmission
			timeouts due to incorrectly counting the referrals
			as "restarts".

 646.	[bug]		The UnixWare ISC_PLATFORM_FIXIN6INADDR fix in isc/net.h
			didn't _cleanly_ fix the problem it was trying to fix.

 644.	[bug]		#622 needed more work. [RT #562]

 645.	[port]		BSD/OS 3.0 needs pthread_init(). [RT #603]

 642.	[bug]		Break the exit_check() race in the zone module.
			[RT #598]

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