BIND 9.6.0a1 is now available.

BIND 9.6.0a1 is a alpha release for BIND 9.6.0.

This is the first public alpha release for 9.6.0.

If we have promised you that a bugfix will be included in 9.6.0
and it is not in this release please let us know by mailing
to bind9-bugs@isc.org.

Please as a minimum perform a test build on your operating
system. We don't have test platforms for every operating
system and sometimes we accidently break builds. Now is
the time to tell us about that.

Now is also the last time to report bugs not introduced in
this release cycle. Once we go to beta we concentrate on
removing bugs introduced in this release cycle. The aim
is to be better than and definitely no worse than the last
release. Bugs should be reported to bind9-bugs@isc.org.

BIND 9.6 has a number of new features over 9.5, including:

Full NSEC3 support

Automatic zone re-signing

New update-policy methods tcp-self and 6to4-self

BIND 9.6.0a1 can be downloaded from

ftp://ftp.isc.org/isc/bind9/9.6.0a1/bind-9.6.0a1.tar.gz

The PGP signature of the distribution is at

ftp://ftp.isc.org/isc/bind9/9.6.0a1/...0a1.tar.gz.asc
ftp://ftp.isc.org/isc/bind9/9.6.0a1/....gz.sha256.asc
ftp://ftp.isc.org/isc/bind9/9.6.0a1/....gz.sha512.asc

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

A binary kit for Windows XP and Window 2003 is at

ftp://ftp.isc.org/isc/bind9/9.6.0a1/BIND9.6.0a1.zip
ftp://ftp.isc.org/isc/bind9/9.6.0a1/....0a1.debug.zip

The PGP signature of the binary kit for Windows XP and Window 2003 is at

ftp://ftp.isc.org/isc/bind9/9.6.0a1/BIND9.6.0a1.zip.asc
ftp://ftp.isc.org/isc/bind9/9.6.0a1/...zip.sha256.asc
ftp://ftp.isc.org/isc/bind9/9.6.0a1/...zip.sha512.asc
ftp://ftp.isc.org/isc/bind9/9.6.0a1/....debug.zip.asc
ftp://ftp.isc.org/isc/bind9/9.6.0a1/...zip.sha256.asc
ftp://ftp.isc.org/isc/bind9/9.6.0a1/...zip.sha512.asc