BIND 9.5

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Though DNS (define), the Domain Name Service that translates domain names into IP addresses, has been in use for 25 years, there is always room for it to improve.

The same is true for BIND (Berkeley Internet Name Domain), which has been around since 1985 and is widely considered the pre-eminent DNS server.

With the release of BIND 9.5 this week, the open source DNS server takes another step forward with new statistics, improved ActiveDirectory support and support for DHCID (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol Information).

The improvements suggest that innovation in DNS marches on, as well as timing. The latest BIND 9.5 follows the BIND 9.4 release by nearly 15 months. Before that, the release between previous versions took about three years.

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