Solaris 10 What's New


BIND 9 is new in the Solaris Express 8/04 release. In the Solaris 10 3/05 release, the BIND version was upgraded to BIND version 9.2.4.

BIND is an open source implementation of DNS. BIND is developed by the Internet Systems Consortium (ISC). BIND allows DNS clients and applications to query DNS servers for the IPv4 and IPv6 networks. BIND includes two main components: a stub resolver API, resolver(3resolv), and the DNS name server with various DNS tools.

BIND enables DNS clients to connect to IPv6 DNS servers by using IPv6 transport. BIND provides a complete DNS client-server solution for IPv6 networks.

BIND 9.2.4 is a redesign of the DNS name server and tools by the Internet Systems Consortium (ISC). The BIND version 9.2.4 nameserver and tools are available in the Solaris 10 OS.

BIND 8.x-to-BIND 9 migration information is available in the System Administration Guide: Naming and Directory Services (DNS, NIS, and LDAP). Additional information and documentation about BIND 9 is also available on the ISC web site at For information about IPv6 support, see the System Administration Guide: IP Services.