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December, 2009

  • 30 December

    How to disable dynamic updates in BIND DNS

    BIND (also called NameD) is the DNS system for most Unix-like and Linux networked servers. It controls all of the DNS functionality on those servers and thus needs to be secure. Dynamic updates allow remote servers to add, delete, or modify zone entries in DNS records. While there may be …

October, 2009

  • 30 October

    What is named?

    Question: I keep seeing the program called “named” running on my server. What is it? Answer: Named is one of the DNS programs, also known as Bind, which is a free and open source DNS management system. Bind handles all of the DNS for your Linux server and is usually …

July, 2009

  • 29 July

    Urgent exploit found in BIND

    A DoS (denial of service) security bug has been found in BIND, and the Internet Systems Consortium (ISC) is recommending that users upgrade immediately. BIND, which stands for Berkeley Internet Name Domain is the most widely used and accepted DNS server. Most Linux and other Unix-like server run BIND, and …