Development release of BIND 10: bind10-devel-20101201
Jeremy C. Reed
jreed at isc.org
Thu Dec 2 03:17:05 UTC 2010
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Development release of BIND 10: bind10-devel-20101201
We are pleased to announce the seventh development release of BIND
10. BIND 10 provides a C++ library for DNS (with python wrappers)
and several cooperating daemons for providing authoritative DNS
service (with SQLite3 backend and DNSSEC). It contains prototype
code and experimental interfaces. Current development includes a
stats daemon for collecting and reporting statistics data. We are
also continuing work on the first phase of the recursive caching
Documentation is included and also available via the BIND 10
website at http://bind10.isc.org/
The bind10-devel-20101201 source may be downloaded from:
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Users and developers are encouraged to participate on the BIND 10
Bugs may be reported as tickets via the developers website
(after logging into Trac):
A summary of the significant changes since the previous release
include (from the ChangeLog):
124. [bug] jreed
Fix some wrong version reporting. Now also show the version
for the component and BIND 10 suite. (Trac #302, svn r3696)
123. [bug] jelte
src/bin/bindctl printed values had the form of python literals
(e.g. 'True'), while the input requires valid JSON (e.g. 'true').
Output changed to JSON format for consistency. (svn r3694)
122. [func] stephen
src/bin/bind10: Added configuration options to Boss to determine
whether to start the authoritative server, recursive server (or
both). A dummy recursor has been provided for test purposes.
(Trac #412, svn r3676)
121. [func] jinmei
src/lib/dns: Added support for TSIG RDATA. At this moment this is
not much of real use, however, because no protocol support was
added yet. It will soon be added. (Trac #372, svn r3649)
120. [func] jinmei
src/lib/dns: introduced two new classes, TSIGKey and TSIGKeyRing,
to manage TSIG keys. (Trac #381, svn r3622)
119. [bug] jinmei
The master file parser of the python datasrc module incorrectly
regarded a domain name beginning with a decimal number as a TTL
specification. This confused b10-loadzone and had it reject to
load a zone file that contains such a name.
Note: this fix is incomplete and the loadzone would still be
confused if the owner name is a syntactically indistinguishable
from a TTL specification. This is part of a more general issue
and will be addressed in Trac #413. (Trac #411, svn r3599)
118. [func] jinmei
src/lib/dns: changed the interface of
AbstractRRset::getRdataIterator() so that the internal
cursor would point to the first RDATA automatically. This
will be a more intuitive and less error prone behavior.
This is a backward compatible change. (Trac #410, r3595)
117. [func] jinmei
src/lib/datasrc: added new zone and zone table classes for the
support of in memory data source. This is an intermediate step to
the bigger feature, and is not yet actually usable in practice.
(Trac #399, svn r3590)
116. [bug] jerry
src/bin/xfrout: Xfrout and Auth will communicate by long tcp
connection, Auth needs to make a new connection only on the first
time or if an error occurred.
(Trac #299, svn r3482)
115. [func]* jinmei
src/lib/dns: Changed DNS message flags and section names from
separate classes to simpler enums, considering the balance between
type safety and usability. API has been changed accordingly.
More documentation and tests were provided with these changes.
(Trac #358, r3439)
114. [build] jinmei
Supported clang++. Note: Boost >= 1.44 is required.
(Trac #365, svn r3383)
113. [func]* zhanglikun
Folder name 'utils'(the folder in /src/lib/python/isc/) has been
renamed to 'util'. Programs that used 'import isc.utils.process'
now need to use 'import isc.util.process'. The folder
/src/lib/python/isc/Util is removed since it isn't used by any
program. (Trac #364, r3382)
112. [func] zhang likun
Add one mixin class to override the naive serve_forever() provided
in python library socketserver. Instead of polling for shutdwon
every poll_interval seconds, one socketpair is used to wake up
the waiting server. (Trac #352, svn r3366)
111. [bug]* zhanglikun, Michal Vaner
Make sure process xfrin/xfrout/zonemgr/cmdctl can be stopped
properly when user enter "ctrl+c" or 'Boss shutdown' command
through bindctl. The ZonemgrRefresh.run_timer and
NotifyOut.dispatcher spawn a thread themselves.
(Trac #335, svn r3273)
110. [func] Michal Vaner
Added isc.net.check module to check ip addresses and ports for
correctness and isc.net.addr to hold IP address. The bind10, xfrin
and cmdctl programs are modified to use it.
(Trac #353, svn r3240)
109. [func] naokikambe
Added the initial version of the stats module for the statistics
feature of BIND 10, which supports the restricted features and
items and reports via bindctl command. (Trac #191, r3218)
Added the document of the stats module, which is about how stats
module collects the data (Trac #170, [wiki:StatsModule])
108. [func] jerry
src/bin/zonemgr: Provide customizable configurations for
lowerbound_refresh, lowerbound_retry, max_transfer_timeout and
jitter_scope. (Trac #340, r3205)
107. [func] zhang likun
Remove the parameter 'db_file' for command 'retransfer' of
xfrin module. xfrin.spec will not be generated by script.
(Trac #329, r3171)
106. [bug] zhang likun
When xfrin can't connect with one zone's master, it should tell
the bad news to zonemgr, so that zonemgr can reset the timer for
that zone. (Trac #329, r3170)
105. [bug] Michal Vaner
Python processes: they no longer take 100% CPU while idle
due to a busy loop in reading command session in a nonblocking way.
(Trac #349, svn r3153), (Trac #382, svn r3294)
104. [bug] jerry
bin/zonemgr: zonemgr should be attempting to refresh expired zones.
(Trac #336, r3139)
103. [bug] jerry
lib/python/isc/log: Fixed an issue with python logging,
python log shouldn't die with OSError. (Trac #267, r3137)
102. [build] jinmei
Disable threads in ASIO to minimize build time dependency.
(Trac #345, r3100)
101. [func] jinmei
src/lib/dns: Completed Opcode and Rcode implementation with more
tests and documentation. API is mostly the same but the
validation was a bit tightened. (Trac #351, svn r3056)
100. [func] Michal Vaner
Python processes: support naming of python processes so
they're not all called python3.
(Trac #322, svn r3052)
99. [func]* jinmei
Introduced a separate EDNS class to encapsulate EDNS related
information more cleanly. The related APIs are changed a bit,
although it won't affect most of higher level applications.
(Trac #311, svn r3020)
98. [build] jinmei
The ./configure script now tries to search some common include
paths for boost header files to minimize the need for explicit
configuration with --with-boost-include. (Trac #323, svn r3006)
97. [func] jinmei
Added a micro benchmark test for query processing of b10-auth.
(Trac #308, svn r2982)
96. [bug] jinmei
Fixed two small issues with configure: Do not set CXXFLAGS so that
it can be customized; Make sure --disable-static works.
(Trac #325, r2976)
We look forward to hearing from you,
Jeremy C. Reed
ISC Release Engineer
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