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In-depth details on the tools and "Smart Sign" functionality in Bind 9.7.0

The last article discussed the basics of the BIND 9.7.0 "Smart Sign" feature. In this article, we expose additional functionality that has been incorporated into the software to make it much simpler to sign, operate,...

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DNSSEC keys are now automatically imported directly into the zone using the new Smart Signing feature introduced in BIND 9.7.0

In our previous article, we covered how BIND 9.7.0 embeds timing metadata directly in DNSSEC keys as its method for DNSSEC key lifecycle management. In this article,...

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DNSSEC private key file format has been extended to contain key timing metadata, allowing the administrator to schedule when a key will be scheduled, published, and revoked.

One of the most glaring new features to Bind 9.7.0 is in the area of DNSSEC key lifecycle management, which includes t...

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DNSSEC Overview

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The release of BIND 9.7.0 has been called the "DNSSEC for Humans" because it offers significant leaps in functionality and automation that is more simple to use.

To date, implementing DNSSEC using ISC Bind was manually intensive and complicated at best.  Following the general availability of...

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