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DNS BIND v9.7 Release for Sun Solaris 10 x86_x64 bit


BIND 9.7.0 includes a number of changes from BIND 9.6 and earlier releases. Most are intended to simplify DNSSEC configuration.

New features include:

  • Fully automatic signing of zones by "named"
  • Simplified configuration of DNSSEC Lookaside Validation (DLV).
  • Simplified configuration of Dynamic DNS, using the "ddns-confgen" command line tool or the "local" update-policy 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 (see README.rfc5011 for additional details).
  • Smart signing: simplified tools for zone signing and key maintenance.
  • The "statistics-channels" option is now available on Windows.
  • A new DNSSEC-aware libdns API for use by non-BIND9 applications (see README.libdns for details).
  • On some platforms, named and other binaries can now print out a stack backtrace on assertion failure, to aid in debugging.
  • A "tools only" installation mode on Windows, which only installs dig, host, nslookup and nsupdate.
  • Improved PKCS#11 support, including Keyper support and explicit OpenSSL engine selection (see README.pkcs11 for additional details).

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