BIND 9.6.0b1 is now available.

Mark Andrews Mark_Andrews at
Fri Nov 7 02:46:29 UTC 2008

		BIND 9.6.0b1 is now available.

BIND 9.6.0b1 is a beta release for BIND 9.6.0.

	Please as a minimum perform a test build on your operating
	system.  We don't have test platforms for every operating
	system and sometimes we accidently break builds.  Now is
	the time to tell us about that.

	Bugs should be reported to bind9-bugs at

BIND 9.6 has a number of new features over 9.5, including:

	Full NSEC3 support

	Automatic zone re-signing

	New update-policy methods tcp-self and 6to4-self

BIND 9.6.0b1 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 binary kit for Windows XP and Window 2003 is at

The PGP signature of the binary kit for Windows XP and Window 2003 is at

Changes since BIND 9.6.0a1

	--- 9.6.0b1 released ---

2481.	[bug]		rbtdb.c:matchparams() failed to handle NSEC3 chain
			collisions.  [RT #18812]

2480.	[bug]		named could fail to emit all the required NSEC3
			records.  [RT #18812]

2479.	[bug]		xfrout:covers was not properly initalized. [RT #18801]

2478.	[bug]		'addresses' could be used uninitalized in
			configure_forward(). [RT #18800]
2477.	[bug]		dig: the global option to print the command line is
			+cmd not print_cmd.  Update the output to reflect
			this. [RT #17008]

2476.	[doc]		ARM: improve documentation for max-journal-size and
			ixfr-from-differences. [RT #15909] [RT #18541]

2475.	[bug]		LRU cache cleanup under overmem condition could purge
			particular entries more aggressively. [RT #17628]

2474.	[bug]		ACL structures could be allocated with insufficient
			space, causing an array overrun. [RT #18765]

2473.	[port]		linux: raise the limit on open files to the possible
			maximum value before spawning threads; 'files'
			specified in named.conf doesn't seem to work with
			threads as expected. [RT #18784]

2472.	[port]		linux: check the number of available cpu's before
			calling chroot as it depends on "/proc". [RT #16923]

2471.	[bug]		named-checkzone was not reporting missing mandatory
			glue when sibling checks were disabled. [RT #18768]

2470.	[bug]		Elements of the isc_radix_node_t could be incorrectly
			overwritten.  [RT# 18719]

2469.	[port]		solaris: Work around Solaris's select() limitations.
			[RT #18769]

2468.	[bug]		Resolver could try unreachable servers multiple times.
			[RT #18739]

2467.	[bug]		Failure of fcntl(F_DUPFD) wasn't logged. [RT #18740]

2466.	[doc]		ARM: explain max-cache-ttl 0 SERVFAIL issue.
			[RT #18302]

2465.	[bug]		Adb's handling of lame addresses was different
			for IPv4 and IPv6. [RT #18738]

2464.	[port]		linux: check that a capability is present before
			trying to set it. [RT #18135]

2463.	[port]		linux: POSIX doesn't include the IPv6 Advanced Socket
			API and glibc hides parts of the IPv6 Advanced Socket
			API as a result.  This is stupid as it breaks how the
			two halves (Basic and Advanced) of the IPv6 Socket API
			were designed to be used but we have to live with it.
			Define _GNU_SOURCE to pull in the IPv6 Advanced Socket
			API. [RT #18388]

2462.	[doc]		Document -m (enable memory usage debugging)
			option for dig. [RT #18757]

2461.	[port]		sunos: Change #2363 was not complete. [RT #17513]

	--- 9.6.0a1 released ---

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