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DNS Response Policy Zones (DNS RPZ) is a method that allows a name server to be configured with information on top of the global DNS to provide alternate responses to queries.

One of the original purposes for DNS RPZ was to provide "DNS Firewall" capabilities. DNS RPZ was originally created...

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End to End DNSSEC using Unbound

Configure the high-performing recursive Unbound DNS server with DNSSEC validation on Linux.

Given all the hoopla surrounding the topic of DNSSEC, it's definitely time to get prepared for it. After all, the last of the root name servers ( J-ROOT ) will all be serving a Deliberately Unvalid...

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Unbound DNS

Unbound is an open standards high-performing validating, recursive, caching DNS resolver.

Unbound is a validating, recursive, and caching DNS resolver. Unbound is developed and currently maintained by NLnet Labs, a non-profit, public benefit foundation. It is based on the ideas and algori...

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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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