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Revision for Secure Domain Name System (DNS) Deployment Guide

For Immediate Release: June 1, 2009

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Contact: Scott Rose

March 2009 - NIST has drafted an update to the “Secure Domain Name System (DNS) Deployment Guide” (NIST Special Publication 800-81 Rev 1),the key Secure DNS guidance document for civilian agencies. This revision proposes stronger cryptographic algorithms and keys to provide more resilience against attack. The revised publication incorporates comments from the Internet Engineering Task Force that are to update best practices and checklists in the document. The latest version of the deployment guide includes cook-book configuration instructions for a second commonly deployed DNS server implementation, NDS, in addition to those for BIND. The document is available on the Web at http://csrc.nist.gov/publications/drafts/800-81-rev1/NIST_SP-800-81-Rev1_draft.pdf. Federal agencies, private organizations and individuals are invited to review the draft guidelines, submitting comments to SecureDNS@nist.gov before March 31, 2009.