The SEI helps advance software engineering principles and practices and serves as a national resource in software engineering, computer security, and process improvement. The SEI works closely with defense and government organizations, industry, and academia to continually improve software-intensive systems. Its core purpose is to help organizations improve their software engineering capabilities and develop or acquire the right software, defect free, within budget and on time, every time.
The goal of this document is to discuss general name server security. However, in order to provide useful examples we have chosen to focus on BIND since it is the most commonly used software for DNS servers.