BIND 9.8.0a1

Mark Andrews marka at
Fri Dec 17 01:20:30 UTC 2010


   BIND 9.8.0a1 is the first alpha release of BIND 9.8.

   This document summarizes changes from BIND 9.7 to BIND 9.8. Please see
   the CHANGES file in the source code release for a complete list of all


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New Features


     * BIND 9.8.0 now has partial DNS64 support (we synthesize AAAA
       records). [RT #21991]

Feature Changes


     * There is a new option in dig, +onesoa, that allows the final SOA
       record in an AXFR response to be suppressed. [RT #20929
     * There is additional information displayed in the recursing log
       (qtype, qclass, qid and whether we are following the original
       name). [RT #22043]

Security Fixes



Bug Fixes


     * For Mac OS X, you can now have the test interfaces used during
       "make test" stay beyond reboot. See bin/tests/system/README for
     * Failure to read OpenSSL configuration file does not cause BIND
       utilities such as dig to fail. [RT #20668]
     * nsupdate will now preserve the entered case of domain names in
       update requests it sends. [RT #20928]

Known issues in this release

     * None.

Thank You

   Thank you to everyone who assisted us in making this release possible.
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Mark Andrews, ISC
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