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Tux Machines (TM)-specific
For the first time in almost three years, the open source BIND Domain Name System (DNS) (define) server, which translates and routes IP addresses into domain names, is getting a key point upgrade.
The Internet Systems Consortium (ISC), which oversees the development of BIND and offers commercial support services for it, claims that BIND 9.4 has significant performance increases over its predecessor version 9.3, which was released in April 2004.
One of the new features that help make BIND 9.4 faster is support for DLZ (dynamically loaded zones). DLZ is intended to reduce both startup time and memory usage by dynamically storing and loading DNS zone data.
Bind 9.4 also includes an additional section caching framework.