What is BIND?

Moreover, a DNS translates registered and ready-known domain names to the numerical internet protocol address for reasons of identification and addressing.

Initially the software was designed at the University of California Berkeley in the early 1980s.  It was written by Douglas Terry, Mark Painter, David Riggle and Songnian Zhou, graduate students from the university.

Technology Term:

Berkeley Internet Name Domain

Standard Definition Exists?

BIND is the most widely used Domain Name System (DNS) software on the Internet.

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Attributed to:

Douglas Terry, Mark Painter, David Riggle and Songnian Zhou

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