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sendmail.net: Why You Should Upgrade to BIND 8.2.2

Jan 09, 2000, 16:20 (0 Talkback[s])

"Security is an especially compelling reason to keep current in the case of DNS - and with its BIND 8.2.2 release, the Internet Software Consortium (ISC) has provided a slew of reasons for bringing your name service up to date. Many key features in BIND 8.2.2 are about security in the strict sense: support for transaction signatures (TSIG), "split DNS" via a new zone type forward (aka "selective forwarding"), and a preliminary DNSSEC implementation. Others provide secure implementations of performance and usability enhancements such as incremental zone transfers and dynamic DNS. Still others bring BIND more closely into line with the RFCs."

"Flashy new features aside, the most immediate reason to move to BIND 8.2.2 is the security problems that have bedeviled previous versions - such as the remotely exploitable security holes that dogged BIND 4, making it prey to various inverse-query exploits and denial-of-service attacks...."

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