BIND 10 Beta Released

We are excited as you all are, and it’s now official!

ISC welcomes you to the first beta toward the first production of BIND 10 1.0.0 release. BIND 10 provides a C++ library for DNS (with python wrappers) and several cooperating daemons for providing authoritative DNS service (with in-memory and SQLite3 backends and DNSSEC support), dynamic DNS, zone transfers, forwarding, and experimental recursive name service. It also provides DHCPv4 and DHCPv6 servers and a C++ library for DHCP. Supplementary components are included for statistics collection and reporting and remote configuration and control.

The DNS highlights since the second alpha release include

  • New C++ (with Python wrapper) DNS master zone file parser.
  • Rewritten command-line zone loader tool (for loading into SQLite3 database).

The DHCP highlights include

  • Implements definitions for most of the DHCPv4 and DHCPv6 standard options. (Option definitions are used to validate contents of options received by a server and to create instances of options being sent to a client.)
  • Added support for expired leases in b10-dhcp6.

Note that the new b10-loadzone has different command-line syntax and the TSIG configuration for b10-xfrin has changed. Also, the default configuration location changed from ${PREFIX}/var/bind10-devel/ to ${PREFIX}/var/bind10/ and default shared files changed from ${PREFIX}/share/bind10-devel/ to ${PREFIX}/share/bind10/; if upgrading from a previous version, you may need to move and update your configurations.

We are looking for testers to provide feedback about using this beta release. For more information about BIND 10, the release schedule, and the community testing plans, please visit BIND 10 Production Release Page

Documentation is included and also available via the BIND 10 website at

Download BIND 10 Beta

The bind10-1.0.0-beta source may be downloaded from:

Download BIND 10 Beta

A PGP signature of the distribution is found in this [Page]

The signature was generated with the ISC public key, which is available at

For BIND 10 user and developer resources, visit ISC’s BIND 10 page: BIND 10

Thanks again to those who contributed bug reports, code, and reviews.

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