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DNS (Domain Name System) implementation

BIND implements the DNS protocols for the Internet. It is both a reference implementation of those protocols and production-grade software, suitable for use in high-volume and high-reliability applications.

The name stands for "Berkeley Internet Name Domain" because the software originated in the early 1980s at the University of California at Berkeley.

The utils output of this package contains the following command line utilities related to DNS name servers:


DNS lookup and validation utility


DNS lookup utility


DNS lookup utility


Internet name servers interactive query utility


Dynamic DNS update utility


Install the latest version of bind as follows:

guix install bind

Or install a particular version:

guix install bind@9.16.38

You can also install packages in augmented, pure or containerized environments for development or simply to try them out without polluting your user profile. See the guix shell documentation for more information.