SOURCE: Internet Systems Consortium

Internet Systems Consortium

October 16, 2014 14:40 ET

BIND 9.10.1 Includes Capability for SECCOMP

REDWOOD CITY, CA--(Marketwired - Oct 16, 2014) - Internet Systems Consortium (ISC) recently released BIND 9.10.1, which includes the ability to use the SECCOMP feature for kernel sandboxing if their OS kernel supports it. This allows system administrators to run BIND in an isolated compartment, or "sandbox". Sandboxing an application ensures that if it should be somehow compromised, it cannot access other parts of the computer to compromise them. 

ISC is open and responsive to user-contributed code for BIND, but demands that all contributions meet our high standards of quality. The SECCOMP code for BIND was contributed by Loganaden Velvindron of AFRINIC.

"I strongly believe that sandboxing will improve BIND's security, increase the robustness of the global DNS and DNSSEC architecture, and ultimately make the Internet a safer place," said Mr Velvindron. "We are very happy to contribute to the global DNS ecosystem as representatives of the African and Indian Ocean region, through AFRINIC, the African RiR."

"Once again we can see why it is so important that BIND be open source software," said Jeff Osborn, President of ISC. "A person with the right skills and motivation can get the full source for BIND and add something of great value."

Further information about ISC can be found at http://isc.org/ and further information about AFRINIC can be found at http://www.afrinic.net.

About ISC
Internet Systems Consortium (ISC) is a 501(c)3 public benefit corporation widely known for world‐class Internet software engineering and network operations. Founded in 1994 under an initial grant from UUNET, ISC is governed today by a 5-member Board of Directors. ISC software, of which BIND and ISC DHCP are the two best‐known examples, is open source. Our passion is Internet core technology. Our widely‐imitated Managed Open Source process ensures the quality of our software while keeping it completely open and available. ISC operates high‐reliability global networks of DNS root servers (F‐root) and authoritative DNS servers both for non‐profit and commercial enterprises. ISC is actively involved in Internet protocol and standards development, particularly in the areas of DNSSEC and IPv6. ISC is supported by donations from generous sponsors, by program membership fees, and by increasing revenues from for-profit subsidiaries. For further information, please visit http://www.isc.org.

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