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An open source implementation of the Domain Name System (DNS) protocols, a DNS server and resolver
BIND (Berkeley Internet Name Domain) is a command-line UNIX software that distributes an open source implementation of the Domain Name System (DNS) protocols.

BIND is comprised of a resolver library, a server/daemon called `named', as well as software tools for testing and verifying the proper operation of the DNS servers.

Originally written at University of California at Berkeley, BIND as underwritten by the following organizations: Sun Microsystems, HP,  Compaq, IBM, Silicon Graphics, Network Associates, U.S. Defense Information Systems Agency, USENIX Association, Process Software Corporation, Nominum, and Stichting NLNet – NLNet Foundation.

last updated on:
February 4th, 2014, 8:35 GMT
developed by:
ISC Software
license type:
ROOT \ Internet \ DNS


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What's New in version 9.8.7
  • Security Fixes:
  • Treat an all zero netmask as invalid when generating the localnets acl to work around a bug on the Windows platform.[CVE-2013-6230] [RT #34687]
  • Fix crashes when serving some NSEC3 signed zones. memcpy was incorrectly called with overlapping ranges, resulting in malformed names being generated on some platforms. This could cause INSIST failures. (CVE 2014-0591) [RT #35120]
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