Originally written at University of California at Berkeley, BIND was underwritten by numerous organizations, including 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.
As mentioned, BIND comprises of a domain name system server, a domain name system resolver library and software tools for testing servers. While the DNS server implementation is in charge of answering all the received questions by using the rules stated in the official DNS protocol standards, the DNS resolver library resolves questions about domain names.
Supported operating systems
BIND has been specifically designed for the GNU/Linux platform and it should work well with any distribution of Linux, including Debian, Ubuntu, Arch Linux, Fedora, CentOS, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Slackware, Gentoo, openSUSE, Mageia, and many others. It supports both 32-bit and 64-bit instruction set architectures.
The project is distributed as a single, universal tarball that includes the source code of BIND, allowing users to optimize the software for their hardware platform and operating system (see above for supported OSes and architectures).
Reviewed by Marius Nestor on October 21st, 2014
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- Security Fixes:
- A query specially crafted to exploit a defect in EDNS option processing could cause named to terminate with an assertion failure, due to a missing isc_buffer_availablelength() check when formatting packet contents for logging. For more information, see the security advisory at https://kb.isc.org/article/AA-01166/. [CVE-2014-3859] [RT #36078]
- A programming error in the prefetch feature could cause named to crash with a "REQUIRE" assertion failure in name.c. For more information, see the security advisory at https://kb.isc.org/article/AA-01161/. [CVE-2014-3214] [RT #35899]
Application descriptionBIND is the world's most used name server software, a command-line tool that has been designed from the ground up to i...