[knot-dns-users] Knot DNS 1.4.0 released!

Marek Vavruša marek.vavrusa at nic.cz
Mon Jan 6 11:24:16 CET 2014


Hi Everyone,

I hope you had a terrific Christmas. Now, I know it's all work, but
after some time spent in the release candidate, CZ.NIC Labs are proud
to release Knot DNS 1.4.0 final version.
There have been a several bugfixes, odds and ends since the last
release candidate.
Namely NSEC3/transfer related bugs and case sensitivity of QNAME,
there's a link for an exhaustive list of changes below. But allow me
to reiterate what's new since the 1.3 version. Shall we?

Since the first beta, we have brought a new major feature on the
table. A technology preview of an automatic DNSSEC signing. Now, since
it's not a final product, there are still a few shortcomings; mainly
key management and auxiliary tools missing. However, that shouldn't
stop you from giving it a try! We've written a short "how to" on our
wiki page here:
https://gitlab.labs.nic.cz/labs/knot/wikis/dnssec-quickstart
But it's really as simple and creating signing keys and setting
"dnssec-enable on;"

There are few more enhancements like IDN in the utilities, zone serial policies
and fancier zone file printout. Plus a lot of changes under the bonnet. Say
for example the memory consumption, which is significantly lower (~35%
for our large zones). We've also doubled our (continuous) efforts in
producing both
unit and operational test cases, not to mention Knot DNS being kindly
accepted in the Coverity Scan program for open source software.

We've also spent some time on other related projects. Say the
comparison of the authoritative name servers, that you can find here:
https://www.knot-dns.cz/pages/benchmark.html
The whole effort is open source, you can try it yourself or even
create new test cases, any feedback is welcome.
https://gitlab.labs.nic.cz/labs/dns-benchmarking

With all that, the work is far from finished. We're going to further
polish the Knot DNS 1.4 features and prepare a new version at the same
time. By the way, we have a few surprises for you in that department
as well. Last but not least, we and the whole CZ.NIC Labs would like
to thank you, our users and supporters, who poured a lot of time into
helping us shape the Knot DNS the way it is. It's truly appreciated.

Here's a full change log:
https://gitlab.labs.nic.cz/labs/knot/blob/v1.4.0/NEWS

Sources:
https://secure.nic.cz/files/knot-dns/knot-1.4.0.tar.bz2
https://secure.nic.cz/files/knot-dns/knot-1.4.0.tar.gz
https://secure.nic.cz/files/knot-dns/knot-1.4.0.tar.xz

GPG signatures:
https://secure.nic.cz/files/knot-dns/knot-1.4.0.tar.bz2.asc
https://secure.nic.cz/files/knot-dns/knot-1.4.0.tar.gz.asc
https://secure.nic.cz/files/knot-dns/knot-1.4.0.tar.xz.asc

Kind Regards,
Marek, CZ.NIC Labs

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 Marek Vavruša Knot DNS
 CZ.NIC Labs http://www.knot-dns.cz
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