More activity in commits this month, I'm slowly working through cleaning up the import utility as it has a number of bugs that can make importing an existing configuration very painful.

After that tool is cleaned up, I'll try working through the rest of the bugs filed and try to get the important ones completed before working on feature requests and more code cleanup/modernization.

Posted June 09, 2010, 06:24:32 PM by Michael Johnson

Sorry for the lack of updates, work has kept me busy. I'm right in the middle of a big migration project for a large customer, but I should have some time to resume work on getting ProBIND updated before the year end.

I know many of you rely on this tool in your daily duties, so please do share patches, scripts, and other things you've developed. I will review patches and scripts submitted to the project site as I find time.

Posted August 06, 2009, 10:29:42 PM by Michael Johnson

If you have been following commits, you've probably noticed a distinct lack of updates. Unfortunately, there are some personal issues in my family going on which have reduced my time to work on projects.

I hope to get back to work on this soon, but for now there won't be too much going on. Please continue to file bugs and feature requests in the correct place so I'll have a nice selection of things to work on when I can get back to this.

Posted February 18, 2009, 08:01:35 AM by Michael Johnson

After a longer-than-expected delay, ProBIND 1.0.3 has been released. It addresses the most serious bugs of the 1.0.2 release and includes some cleaned up code.

Posted November 10, 2008, 03:05:43 PM by Michael Johnson

There has been a big effort underway by security researcher Dan Kaminsky on a very bad problem with many DNS server platforms. Basically, it's a poisoning attack, and a fairly bad one from what is being said. Mr. Kaminsky will publish full details after his presentation at the Black Hat conference. A list of affected systems are in CERT VU #800113.

Note that all versions of ISC BIND are affected, but only version 9 is patched. I guess version 8 is too difficult to fix. If you still have version 8 servers, put in place a plan to upgrade to version 9. Also note that this affects servers with recursion enabled, so if you are running authoritative servers, disable recursion on them - it's a good practice anyway.

Most vendors should have updated their packages with patched ones by now, so if you use the vendor-supplied BIND, you just need to make sure you are updated. If you are running from source, you should be running 9.3.5-P1, 9.4.2-P1, or 9.5.0-P1.

Posted July 12, 2008, 08:11:56 AM by Michael Johnson

The official root nameserver file has changed as of February 4, 2008. Just recently, has moved off the old IP it was using (as of May 1) and to a new one.

It has come to my attention that ProBIND ships with an outdated version (the last version from 2004). Please make sure to replace any copies of root.hint in your ProBIND templates file with the latest edition from InterNIC.

The updated file will be present in the next release of ProBIND.

Posted June 01, 2008, 08:10:58 PM by Michael Johnson

After all the trouble with SourceForge this weekend (their shell access was down, preventing me from being able to edit the website) and the other restrictions imposed, I've moved the site to space generously donated by PhD Computing, our sponsor.

To help with this, we now have our own project domain:! Please update any bookmarks or feeds you have set up.

Posted January 28, 2008, 10:09:57 PM by Michael Johnson

It seems SourceForge doesn't allow web applications to send e-mail directly. This is currently breaking account activation messages for the forum. If you need your account activated, please contact me directly.

Sorry for the inconvenience, I'm currently looking at relaying mail to an outside server or possibly just moving hosting for the site to a less restrictive host.

Posted January 26, 2008, 01:45:32 PM by Michael Johnson