BIND 8.2.3 release announcement

Paul A Vixie vixie at
Sat Jan 27 05:11:49 UTC 2001


Highlights vs. BIND 8.2.2:

	Several serious security holes plugged.
	Many bug fixes, especially to IXFR and TSIG.
	New "ndc reload -noexpired" feature.
	"ndc status" now shows config file name and age.
	Ignore stuck stale queries after long zone load delay.
	TTL 0 is now allowed in zone files.
	Several updated contrib/ packages.
	Better portability to Win/NT.
	Ported to Darwin (Mac OS X).
	Forwarders are now used in order by measured RTT.

Distribution files are:

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top of CHANGES says:

	--- 8.2.3-REL released ---

1139.	[bug]		inet_{net_,}ntop() had an off-by-one error.

1138.	[bug]		purge_nonglue() should only be fatal on master

1138.	[port]		add include/errs.h to various ports.
			winnt: #1130 caused linkage failures.

	--- 8.2.3-RC5 released ---

1137.	[bug]		rfc1034 escape sequences not processed when replaying

1136.	[port]		winnt: named nolonger creates resolv.conf.

1135.	[bug]		fixup from #1130/1132.

			mkstemp() fixes.

1133.	[bug]		sorting of SIG/non-SIG records prior to rrset ordering
			of was broken.

	--- 8.2.3-RC4 released ---

1132.	[lint]		more #1130.

1131.	[support]	TTL 0 is now allowed in zone files.

1130.	[lint]		massive, massive delinting from "gcc -Wall".

1129.	[support]	"max_log_size_ixfr" is now a scaled number (4m, etc).

1128.	[contrib]	updated mdnkit.

1127.	[port]		winnt: support for more interfaces, dnskeygen.

1126.	[bug]		resolver: close cached file descriptors when socket()

1125.	[bug]		when ns_addr_list is rotated, rotate cached file

1124.	[bug]		the select() timeout was not always being correctly

1123.	[bug]		changes to ns_addr_list were not being reflected into
			our private copy.

1122.	[port]		sco: DESTRUN and DESTSBIN can't be the same.

1121.	[cleanup]	re-word "server is ??? priming" status message.

1120.	[bug]		more #1108 fine tuning.

1119.	[bug]		"delete all" RRs were not being printed correctly.

1118.	[port]		winnt: always install the named executable

1117.	[port]		linux: turn off returning ICMP port unreachables.

1116.	[bug]		minor tweak to #1108

1115.	[bug]		fail if tsig transfers are requested but we can't
			communicate the keys to named-xfer.

1114.	[bug]		remove extraneous semi-colon from ns_parser.y

	--- 8.2.3-T9B released ---

1113.	[support]	show config file name and age in "ndc status"

1112.	[support]	"ndc status" no longer mentions loading of config.

1111.	[port]		some versions of sunos don't have _POSIX_PATH_MAX

1110.	[bug]		zones with Null keys at delegation incorreclty rejected.

1109.	[support]	named-xfer was bombing on non-TSIG'd zones

1108.	[support]	ignore queries that come in during long synch ops

1107.	[func]		allow the default syslog facility to be set by
			adding -DISC_FACILITY=<value> to CDEBUG in Makefile.set.

1106.	[func]		host statistics can now be cleared after they are
			dumped.  Use "ndc stats clear".

1105.	[func]		host-statistics-max can be used to set a upper bound
			on the number hosts we collect statistics against.

1104.	[func]		the source of a record is no longer dependent on
			setting "host-statistics yes;"

1103.	[doc]		winnt: updated port specific notes.

1102.	[port]		winnt: BINDctrl fixes

1101.	[port]		winnt: install fixes

1100.	[bug]		named-xfer some memory allocations were not checked.

1099.	[bug]		more missing INIT_LINK's.

1098.	[support]	force gmake to fail if the sub-shell fails.

1097.	[port]		winnt: lower the logging level so that BINDCtrl status
			checks do not cause the eventlog to fillup.

1096.	[bug]		don't pass '-i' to named-xfer unless we are going
			to attempt a IXFR.
1095.	[bug]		dig: report missing arguements.

1094.	[port]		winnt: more cylink fixes, updated install.

1093.	[bug]		winnt: build lib cylink correctly

1092.	[cleanup]	winnt: snmpmib.c is nolonger required

1091.	[support]	winnt: workout the install directory.

1090.	[bug]		winnt: install was copying old over new.

1089.	[bug]		winnt: fix copyright for nameserver.c
			winnt: snmpmib.c not needed in libbind.dsp

1088.	[bug]		#1053 still contained NAPTR problems.

	--- 8.2.3-T8B released ---

1087.	[port]		sunos/gcc _POSIX_PATH_MAX isn't defined when it should

1086.	[doc]		malformed man page for heap.

1085.	[bug]		ixfr responses to zones we don't server were malformed.

1084.	[bug]		INIT_LINK before APPEND in four more places.

1083.	[support]	only log "no options before zone" config error
			before FIRST zone [kjd].

1082.	[bug]		have client-side IXFR work in single answer mode [kjd].

1081.	[bug]		have server-side IXFR work in single answer mode [kjd].

1080.	[support]	still do IXFR's even when a file name is not specified
			for zone [kjd].

1079.	[support]	need to have a file name for a hints zone [kjd].

1078.	[port]		WinNT interface enumeration fixes from Danny Mayer.

1077.	[support]	format string audit.

1076.	[port]		now recognize RH7.0's "strndup()"

1075.	[contrib]	add contrib/resparse-1.3 [Henning Schulzrinne @CU]

1074.	[support]	INSIST that lists are correctly managed.

1073.	[port]		Win/NT port work from Danny Mayer.  Dig, host and
			nslookup have been added.

1072.	[port]		work around a gcc bug on solaris.

1071.	[bug]		memory leak in res_nsendsigned().

1070.	[bug]		We were accepting non syntactically valis SOA records.

1069.	[port]		movefile() is now part of libbind as isc_movefile(),
			remaining rename() calls converted to isc_movefile().

1068.	[bug]		purge the zone from memory if an error is detected
			on loading.

1067.	[bug]		reload the parent zone if loading the child zone fails,
			the parent zone may otherwise be corrupted.

1066.	[bug]		refresh/retry timer need to be reset after IXFR

1065.	[bug]		IXFR change list could be freed to early.

1064.	[bug]		unchecked memget in sx_send_ixfr().

1063.	[bug]		fix #1041 was incomplete. 

1062.	[bug]		host printed out address records multiple times if
			they were at the end of a CNAME chain.
1061.	[bug]		host failed to look for A records for the second an
			subsequent entries in the search list when using
			the default lookup.

1060.	[bug]		$GENERATE did not reject a out of zone LHS.

1059.	[bug]		res_findzonecut() contained a bad debugging printf.

1058.	[bug]		possible NULL pointer de-reference in
1057.	[doc]		document that bogus causes anti-alias processing.

1056.	[bug]		ns_sprintrrf() could incorrectly print "." as "@".

1055.	[bug]		aa was being cleared on notify "queries" prior to

1054.	[bug]		NAPTR records were using name compression.

1053.	[bug]		NAPTR records were not being printed correctly.

1052.	[bug]		UPDATES w/ NAPTR records were failing.

1051.	[contrib]	YADDAS: Yet another DNS database awk script.

1050.	[bug]		named-bootconf did not handle cacheless secondary/stub
			zones.  NOTE cacheless secondary/stub zones are not

1049.	[bug]		buffer overruns by 1 in getnameinfo().

1048.	[bug]		ns_ctl_install() was corrupting the server_controls

1047.	[bug]		req_iquery() wasn't doing a final update on buflenp.

1046.	[port]		Win/NT port improved by its author.

	--- 8.2.3-T7B released ---

1045.	[bug]		forwarded and initiated TCP queries weren't affected
			by the "query-source" config option, and weren't being
			set nonblocking.

1044.	[support]	add HITCOUNTS compile-time option (from lamont at

1043.	[bug]		dnsquery's command line args could overflow buffers.

1042.	[doc]		maintain-ixfr-base had wrong description in

1041.	[bug]		host assumed axfr returned "one-answer" responses.

1040.	[bug]		add d_rcnt processing to update processing.

1039.	[bug]		qcomp wasn't stable.

1038.	[port]		solaris needs a strerror that does not return NULL,
			call isc_strerror instead.

1037.	[support]	soften #1025 -- continue to accept !AA notify req's.

1036.	[debug]		add TKEY debugging support.

1035.	[bug]		ndc's "help" command worked in signal but not channel

1034.	[bug]		loc_ntoa() failed to correctly print altitudes in the
			range [-0.99 .. -0.01].

1033.	[port]		Win/NT portability infusion from Larry @NortelNetworks.

1032.	[bug]		fix minor signal buglet introduced in #1029.

1031.	[bug]		nslookup now correctly refuses to accept qtypes AXFR
			or IXFR.  (use nslookup "ls", not queries, for this.)

1030.	[protocol]	nslookup "ls" command now uses writev() rather than two
			write()'s, to get msglen and query into same tcp seg.

	--- 8.2.3-T6B released ---

1029.	[bug]		incredibly busy systems could starve handle_needs().

1028.	[protocol]	unrecognized TSIG was returning NOERROR (now NOTAUTH).

1027.	[support]	INSIST(), ENSURE(), et al, now always have sideeffects.

1026.	[port]		some kernels bogusly return tv_usec>1000000 from
			gettimeofday().  panic and dump core when this happens.

1025.	[proto]		NOTIFY messages should have AA.

1024.	[bug]		we were unwilling to use the last 10 octets of a
			response buffer in certain transaction types.

1023.	[port]		HP-UX 10.20 was looping inside contrib/dnssigner.

1022.	[port]		ensure that all handled signals are unblocked.

1021.	[bug]		the "host" command wasn't properly printing SRV RR's.

1020.	[contrib]	new "updatehosts" (V1.1.0) contributed by author.

1019.	[port]		separate CFLAGS and CPPFLAGS for unusual builds.

1018.	[bug]		When maintain_ixfr_base is set to "no" a zones IXFR
			file was still being written too.

1017.	[doc]		resolver(3) was out of date with respect to recent API

1016.	[bug]		nslookup wasn't properly printing SIG RR's.

1015.	[bug]		when merging group information gr_name and gr_passwd
			could be left pointing at freed memory.

1014.	[bug]		iquery: DoS (potential), information leak.

1013.	[bug]		mangled hostent structures returned by
			gethostbyname_r() and friends.

1012.	[doc]		add named-bootconf example to INSTALL.

1011.	[bug]		if spawnxfer() fails we should return immediately.

1010.	[bug]		bad responses to the initial IXFR/SOA query could
			result in using an uninitalised variable.
1009.	[port]		Add support for darwin / Mac OS X

1008.	[doc]		specify allow-query default in named.conf.

1007.	[bug]		only set STREAM_AXFRIXFR if the original query is
			an IXFR.

	--- 8.2.3-T5B (RC3) released ---

1006.	[port]		Windows/NT does not have fchown().

1005.	[bug]		RD was sometimes left set, inappropriately.

1004.	[bug]		cached NXT's were corrupted.

1003.	[bug]		correction to #997.

1002.	[bug]		file descriptor leak in res_nclose().

1001.	[port]		some builds were too fast.

	--- 8.2.3-T4B (RC2) released ---

1000.	[bug]		#996 was wrongly implemented; replacement fix.

	--- 8.2.3-T3B released ---

 999.	[support]	named now makes an effort to create its files with
			ownership as specified by -u and -g command options.

 998.	[support]	show version number in NOTIFY log messages.

 997.	[support]	forwarders are now used in order by measured RTT.

 996.	[protocol]	if answering ixfr with full zone, used qtype axfr.

 995.	[bug]		"dig -b" was broken due to missing switch "break;"

 994.	[bug]		named-xfer did not handle empty question sections.

 993.	[bug]		TSIG AXFR was completely broken in DiG.

			non-single-bit flag values in src/bin/named/ns_defs.h.

 991.	[protocol]	send A6 glue records in xfr.

 990.	[bug]		we could loose track of a bottom of zone cut if the
			write buffer filled up at just the correct moment.

 989.	[bug]		apply to "fetch-glue no;" to notify processing.  need
			to add A records that would be found this way w/

 988.	[support]	report expired zones when detected in maintainence

 987.	[feature]	"ndc reconfig -noexpired" skip attempts to load
			expired zoned when reconfiguring.

 986.	[bug]		pushlev only needs to be called for axfr/zxfr not ixfr.

	--- 8.2.3-T2B released ---

 985.	[support]	remove "view" command from nslookup (it used mktemp()).

 984.	[bug]		always restart processing query from scratch if we
			have chased a CNAME as we might still have the answer
			in the cache once the CNAME has been resolved.

 983.	[support]	"notify from non-master server" is now debug, not info.

 982.	[bug]		rollback the compression pointers array when a
			RRset/RR does not fit.

 981.	[port]		decunix: typedef (u_)int#m_t

 980.	[bug]		mishandled memget failure w/ TCP connections.

 979.	[bug]		we were failing to call ns_stopxfrs() before calling
			purge_zone() in some cases.

 978.	[port]		sco50: setsockopt(SO_REUSEADDR) fails on unix domain

 977.	[bug]		we should be returning notimpl for update forwarding
			rather than refused.  a client receiving refused
			should terminate the update attempt.  notimpl should
			just cause the client to skip to the next server.

 976.	[bug]		some stats weren't getting incremented, & added a few.

 975.	[support]	SLAVE_FORWARD is now redundant and has been removed.

 974.	[port]		ultrix with vendor's y2k patch explicitly desupported.

 973.	[bug]		some field names added in #935 conflicted with macros.

 972.	[support]	restore heartbeat notifies.

 971.	[bug]		out of order updates in log.

 970.	[port]		solaris: add ipv6 interface scanning support.

 969.	[bug]		post process a zone load to remove any non-glue at
			or below bottom of zone.

 968.	[bug]		TSIGs failed to verify if the key name was compressed.

 967.	[bug]		zones signed by the BIND 9 signer failed to load.

	--- 8.2.3-T1A released ---

 966.	[bug]		nslookup and dig misprinted root zone in $ORIGIN.

 965.	[feature]	dig's command line input buffer was rather small.

 964.	[bug]		make res_nsearch() behave like res_search() of olde.

 963.	[bug]		res_debug::do_section() can no longer spin all VM.

 962.	[bug]		another almost-complete rewrite of IXFR from kjd (462)

 961.	[bug]		acl "none" now fails to match but doesn't end search.

 960.	[bug]		more hesiod library fixes from danny.

 959.	[doc]		christos fixed several man page typos and brainos.

 958.	[bug]		getnameinfo() should accept experimental/multicast.

 957.	[port]		ultrix again.  "cd" now presumed to be silent again.

 956.	[bug]		multiline was not being cleared correctly.

 955.	[bug]		explicit TTL on SOA records were being replaced with
			soa minimum.

 954.	[bug]		cannot load a signed root zone.

 953.	[bug]		memory overrun in set_zone_ixfr_file().

 952.	[bug]		errs was not being correctly adjusted if the included
			master file did not exist in db_load().

 951.	[bug]		contrib/dns_signer/signer: write_trim_name
			array bounds write error.

 950.	[bug]		hesiod: ctx->res was not being initalised.

 949.	[port]		aix32: add prand_conf.h and define WCOREDUMP

 948.	[bug]		fixed logic error in a number of expressions causing
			res_ninit() not to be called when it should be.

 947.	[bug]		sanity check in dst_read_key() wasn't.

 946.	[port]		freebsd: threaded library support.

 945.	[bug]		wrong file name logged in ixfr_have_log().

 944.	[doc]		add forwarders to zone types  master/slave/stub in 
			named.conf man page.

 943.	[bug]		raise CNAME and OTHER / multiple CNAME logging to 

 942.	[bug]		bad referrals logged for forwarders.

 941.	[bug]		lame server detection wasn't checking for SOA record.

 940.	[clarity]	unapproved -> denied in log messages.

 939.	[bug]		reload_master and purgeandload should write the zone
			if it has been updated.

 938.	[bug]		update and ixfr logs could get corrupted.  fseek()
			before ftell() on fopen(, "a+") file.

 937.	[support]	allow parallel makes to work.

 936.	[protocol]	add preliminary A6 glue recognition in ns_req.

 935.	[cleanup]	res_nsend() segmented into multiple functions for
			readability.  also fixed two file descriptor leaks.
			CAN_RECONNECT is gone, keep one socket per nameserver.

 934.	[bug]		Perror and Aerror where incorrect if DEBUG is not

 933.	[port]		cygwin port added

 932.	[port]		sco42 does not have unix domain sockets or gethostid.

 931.	[bug]		eventlib was not handling unix domain sockets

 930.	[bug]		we wern't using all the potential compression pointers
			in the question section.

 929.	[bug]		we were accepting updates (adds) with illegal ttls.

 928.	[bug]		if we manage to get a illegal ttl stored, print it

 927.	[port]		hpux: (11.* 10.30) Makefile.set.gcc

 926.	[port]		hpux10: gcc needs -D_HPUX_SOURCE and -fPIC

 925.	[protocol]	when a slave loads it should notify others (RFC 1996).

 924.	[port]		sunos solaris: #define NEED_SECURE_DIRECTORY to
			secure the directory containing unix domain socket
			rather than the socket itself.

 923.	[support]	shutup "make clean" about missing threaded directories.

 922.	[bug]		removing an cached zone file then performing a 
			"ndc reload zone" should force a zone transfer.

 921.	[bug]		nsupdate: listuprec was not being initalised.

 920.	[port]		aix4: Makefile.set.gcc
 			aix4: __P was being defined by <net/radix.h>

 919	[port]		linux: remove one level of symbolic linkage when
			performing make links on port/linux/include

 918.	[bug]		update prerequisite could match w/ wildcard.

 917.	[port]		irix: make the current IRIX release (6.5) work by
			not patching res_debug.c. see INSTALL if you have
			problems with 6.3.

 916.	[bug]		removing / changing a zone type could result in
			Z_NOTIFY being cleared / tested against the wrong zone.

 915.	[bug]		evNewWaitList() was not maintaining the prev chain.

 914.	[bug]		signal EWOULDBLOCK if EV_POLL'ing with no timers.

 913.	[bug]		input could get lost on the server side of a ctl sock.

 912.	[bug]		nsupdate now allows explicit 0 TTL's on added RR's.

 911.	[bug]		gethostbyname() should not return duplicate addresses.

 910.	[bug]		address-sorting logic was exiting early.

 909.	[bug]		dig wasn't respecting the +ti and +ret arguments.

 908.	[contrib]	Tony Stoneley sent us an updated misc/makezones.

 907.	[port]		winnt fixes from Larry at Nortel.

 906.	[bug]		res_findzonecut() failed if the NS referred to a CNAME.

 905.	[doc]		Minor fix to doc/man/Makefile for getnameinfo

 904.	[bug]		bin/host wasn't looking up MX records if no
			-t flags were passed to it.

	--- 8.2.2-P6 released ---

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