DNS Server Survey Reveals Mixed Security Picture

A new survey on the state of DNS, commissioned by infrastructure appliance vendor Infoblox, found that the use of Windows DNS Server in Internet-facing applications has fallen off dramatically as more users act on concerns about security. BIND 9, the latest version, gained against earlier, less secure versions. But in other dimensions, DNS practices showed little improvement from a security point of view. Hardly anyone is using DNSSEC; and 31% of nameservers allow promiscuous zone transfers, a number little changed from last year. Here’s a video of an interview with Infoblox’s chief architect Cricket Liu on the state of DNS.

[Sources:Slashdot | Techworld]

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