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BIND 9.16


BIND 9 would be updated to upcoming stable version BIND 9.16.


Current status

  • Targeted release: Fedora 34
  • Last updated: 2021-01-14
  • FESCo issue: <will be assigned by the Wrangler>
  • Tracker bug: <will be assigned by the Wrangler>
  • Release notes tracker: <will be assigned by the Wrangler>

Detailed Description

ISC BIND 9 stayed longer time on 9.11 Extended Support Version, because dhcp and freeipa depended on it. DHCP package no longer requires bind-export-libs, which new BIND 9.16 does not support. FreeIPA part bind-dyndb-ldap were also modified to support new version.

BIND 9.16 includes more easy way to provide DNSSEC (KASP).


Benefit to Fedora

Version under most active development is packaged again. Introduces [DNSSEC Key and Signing Policy|] without external tools like opendnssec. Also client tools from *bind-utils* now support yaml export format (dig, mdig, delv).


  • Proposal owners:
  • Other developers: N/A (not a System Wide Change)
  • Policies and guidelines: N/A (not a System Wide Change)
  • Trademark approval: N/A (not needed for this Change)
  • Alignment with Objectives:

Upgrade/compatibility impact

N/A (not a System Wide Change)

lwresd server and lwres nss client plugin is no longer provided. bind-sdb is also no longer provided as separate package. Instead several bind-dlz-* plugins are offered as runtime loadable plugins.

How To Test

System administrators would receive the most recent stable version of BIND, with improved performance and features.

User Experience



Contingency Plan

  • Contingency mechanism: (What to do? Who will do it?) N/A (not a System Wide Change)
  • Contingency deadline: N/A (not a System Wide Change)
  • Blocks release? N/A (not a System Wide Change), Yes/No
  • Blocks product? product


N/A (not a System Wide Change)

Release Notes