[knot-dns-users] Knot DNS 1.4.3

Marek Vavruša marek.vavrusa at nic.cz
Tue Feb 18 14:31:42 CET 2014

Hi Everyone,

I think the time is ripe for a small status update, preview of things
to come and a new patch release. Sounds good? So, at the moment, our
team at the CZ.NIC Labs is working towards the next major thing, but
I'd like to reiterate that we didn't forget about the 1.4 and as of
today we have a new release with several important backported
bugfixes, here's the brief version:

* Two bugs related to authenticated denial of existence proof with a
certain combination of wildcard expansions triggering an assertion
* Comparison of $ORIGIN and zone file in configuration is case insensitive
* Corrupted journal data caused a cleanup failure during the zone loading

In addition to the bugfixes, we have also slipped in a small
enhancement - "include" statement in the configuration can include
whole directory, this is useful if you have really a lot of includes
in one place.

Now a brief status update on what are we working on and what can you
expect in the next few weeks/months. The next major release is going
to happen later this spring and it's going to be focused on three
things mostly - covering the code by tests, cleaning up and polishing
existing features. There's going to be a feature or two, but that is
not the main focus. The reason is the functionality we have piled up
over the time has taken it's toll and now is the right time to sit
back and make the features leaner and meaner (that includes usability
as well), as that was always an integral idea behind Knot DNS. Plus
less things means less things to break, right?

I'd like to thank namely Petr Stastny and Olafur Gudmundsson (among
others) for bugreports, ideas and thoughts.

Full changelog:


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Kind Regards,


 Marek Vavrusa, Knot DNS
 CZ.NIC Labs http://www.knot-dns.cz
 Americká 23, 120 00 Praha 2, Czech Republic
 WWW: http://labs.nic.cz http://www.nic.cz

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