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Open Source DNS Server Takes on BIND

May 21, 2008, 20:15 (0 Talkback[s])

"Four companies led by Dutch non-profit NLnet Labs have launched an open source, Linux-compatible DNS (Domain Name System) server. 'Unbound,' which is also sponsored by VeriSign, Nominet, and Kirei, claims to offer a validating, recursive, and caching DNS server that is faster than the open source DNS mainstay BIND.

"Targeted primarily at ISPs and enterprise users, Unbound will also be available for embedding in customer devices such as dedicated DNS appliances and ADSL modems, say the developers. A DNS server ties domain names to the IP addresses and other information required by Web browsers, driving Internet-related services including browsing, email, messaging, and VoIP..."

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