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BIND Tools


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This package was approved as a trusted package on 8/8/2019.

BIND is open source software that implements the Domain Name System (DNS) protocols for the Internet. It is a reference implementation of those protocols, but it is also production-grade software, suitable for use in high-volume and high-reliability applications. The name BIND stands for “Berkeley Internet Name Domain”, because the software originated in the early 1980s at the University of California at Berkeley.

BIND is by far the most widely used DNS software on the Internet, providing a robust and stable platform on top of which organizations can build distributed computing systems with the knowledge that those systems are fully compliant with published DNS standards.

To install BIND Tools, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install bind-toolsonly

To upgrade BIND Tools, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade bind-toolsonly


  • tools\chocolateyInstall.ps1 Show
    $tools = Split-Path -Path $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition
    $content = Join-Path -Path (Split-Path -Path $tools) -ChildPath 'content'
    $keep = @(
    Install-ChocolateyZipPackage `
      -PackageName 'bind' `
      -Url '' `
      -Checksum 'B298210F80BE2E4813DE916202213393AB57C272BF25B7CB1392AC22E5DA4D97' `
      -ChecksumType 'SHA256' `
      -Url64 '' `
      -Checksum64 'E49C525D16DB0348F5580E13D480323F24AC4FF39C93992D115393AFEC8486E1' `
      -ChecksumType64 'SHA256' `
      -UnzipLocation $content `
    Get-ChildItem $content `
      | ?{ $keep -notcontains $_ } `
      | Remove-Item -Force -Recurse

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Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • ISC


Release Notes

Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
BIND Tools 9.14.0 1531 Friday, April 12, 2019 approved
BIND Tools 9.12.4 32 Friday, April 12, 2019 approved
BIND Tools 9.12.3 2163 Monday, December 24, 2018 approved
BIND Tools 9.12.1 33420 Wednesday, May 16, 2018 approved
BIND Tools 9.11.3 135 Wednesday, May 16, 2018 approved
BIND Tools 9.10.7 89 Wednesday, May 16, 2018 approved
BIND Tools 9.10.3 6807 Friday, May 20, 2016 approved
BIND Tools 9.10.2 851 Tuesday, September 15, 2015 approved
BIND (Tools Only) 9.9.3 1245 Friday, August 30, 2013 approved

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