BIND (Berkeley Internet Name Domain) is a complete, highly portable implementation of the DNS (Domain Name System) protocol.
Internet Systems Consortium (https://www.isc.org), a 501(c)(3) public benefit corporation dedicated to providing software and services in support of the Internet infrastructure, developed BIND 9 and is responsible for its ongoing maintenance and improvement.
The package contains several subpackages, some of them can be disabled on rebuild.
- bind -- named daemon providing DNS server
- bind-utils -- set of tools to analyse DNS responses or update entries (dig, host)
- bind-doc -- documentation for current bind, BIND 9 Administrator Reference Manual.
- bind-license -- Shared license for all packages but bind-export-libs.
- bind-pkcs11 -- named daemon built with native PKCS#11 support. Can be disabled by
- bind-libs and bind-libs-lite -- Shared libraries used by some others programs
- bind-devel -- Development headers for libs.
- bind-dlz-* -- Dynamic loadable DLZ plugins with support for external databases
- GSSTSIG -- Support for Kerberos authentication in BIND.
- LMDB -- Support for dynamic database for managing runtime added zones. Provides faster removal of added zone with much less overhead. But requires lmdb linked to base libs.
- DLZ -- Support for dynamic loaded modules providing support for features bind-sdb provides, but only small module is required.