ISC BIND 9.7.0a2 is now available
each at isc.org
Wed Aug 12 18:20:22 UTC 2009
BIND 9.7.0a2 is now available.
BIND 9.7.0a2 is the second alpha release of BIND 9.7.0.
This is a technology preview of new functionality to be
included in BIND 9.7.0. Not all new functionality is in
place. APIs and configuration syntax are not yet frozen.
BIND 9.7 includes a number of changes from BIND 9.6 and earlier
releases. Most are intended to simplify DNSSEC configuration.
New features include:
- Simplified configuration of DNSSEC Lookaside Validation (DLV).
- Simplified configuration of Dynamic DNS, using the
"ddns-confgen" command line tool or the "ddns-autoconf"
zone option. (As a side effect, this also makes it
easier to configure automatic zone re-signing.)
- New named option "attach-cache" that allows multiple views
to share a single cache.
- DNS rebinding attack prevention.
- New default values for dnssec-keygen parameters.
- Support for RFC 5011 (automated trust anchor maintenance)
- Smart signing: simplified tools for zone signing and key
- The "statistics-channels" option is now enabled on Windows
Additional features planned but not included in this alpha release:
- Fully automatic signing of zones
- Improved PKCS #11 support with improved documentation
- Improved and extended libdns library
BIND 9.7.0a2 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 https://www.isc.org/about/openpgp
A binary kit for Windows XP, Windows 2003 and Windows 2008 is at:
The PGP signature of the binary kit is at:
Changes since previous alpha (9.7.0a1):
--- 9.7.0a2 released ---
2644. [bug] Change #2628 caused a regression on some systems;
named was unable to write the PID file and would
fail on startup. [RT #20001]
2643. [bug] Stub zones interacted badly with NSEC3 support.
2642. [bug] nsupdate could dump core on solaris when reading
improperly formatted key files. [RT #20015]
2641. [bug] Fixed an error in parsing update-policy syntax,
added a regression test to check it. [RT #20007]
2640. [security] A specially crafted update packet will cause named
to exit. [RT #20000]
2639. [bug] Silence compiler warnings in gssapi code. [RT #19954]
2638. [bug] Install arpaname. [RT #19957]
2637. [func] Rationalize dnssec-signzone's signwithkey() calling.
2636. [func] Simplify zone signing and key maintenance with the
dnssec-* tools. Major changes:
- all dnssec-* tools now take a -K option to
specify a directory in which key files will be
- DNSSEC can now store metadata indicating when
they are scheduled to be published, activated,
revoked or removed; these values can be set by
dnssec-keygen or overwritten by the new
- dnssec-signzone -S (for "smart") option reads key
metadata and uses it to determine automatically
which keys to publish to the zone, use for
signing, revoke, or remove from the zone
2635. [bug] isc_inet_ntop() incorrectly handled 0.0/16 addresses.
2634. [port] win32: Add support for libxml2, enable
statschannel. [RT #19773]
2633. [bug] Handle 15 bit rand() functions. [RT #19783]
2632. [func] util/kit.sh: warn if documentation appears to be out of
date. [RT #19922]
2631. [bug] Handle "//", "/./" and "/../" in mkdirpath().
[RT #19926 ]
2630. [func] Improved syntax for DDNS autoconfiguration: use
"update-policy local;" to switch on local DDNS in a
zone. [RT #19875]
2629. [port] Check for seteuid()/setegid(), use setresuid()/
setresgid() if not present. [RT #19932]
2628. [port] linux: Allow /var/run/named/named.pid to be opened
at startup with reduced capabilities in operation.
2627. [bug] Named aborted if the same key was included in
trusted-keys more than once. [RT #19918]
2626. [bug] Multiple trusted-keys could trigger an assertion
failure. [RT #19914]
2625. [bug] Missing UNLOCK in rbtdb.c. [RT #19865]
2624. [func] 'named-checkconf -p' will print out the parsed
configuration. [RT #18871]
2623. [bug] Named started seaches for DS non-optimally. [RT #19915]
2622. [bug] Printing of named.conf grammar was broken. [RT #19919]
2621. [doc] Made copyright boilterplate consistent. [RT #19833]
2620. [bug] Delay thawing the zone until the reload of it has
completed successfully. [RT #19750]
2619. [func] Add support for RFC 5011, automatic trust anchor
maintenance. The new "managed-keys" statement can
be used in place of "trusted-keys" for zones which
support this protocol. (Note: this syntax is
expected to change prior to 9.7.0 final.) [RT #19248]
2618. [bug] The sdb and sdlz db_interator_seek() methods could
loop infinitely. [RT #19847]
2617. [bug] ifconfig.sh failed to emit an error message when
run from the wrong location. [RT #19375]
2616. [bug] 'host' used the nameservers from resolv.conf even
when a explicit nameserver was specified. [RT #19852]
2615. [bug] "__attribute__((unused))" was in the wrong place
for ia64 gcc builds. [RT #19854]
2614. [port] win32: 'named -v' should automatically be executed
in the foreground. [RT #19844]
Evan Hunt -- each at isc.org
Internet Systems Consortium, Inc.
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