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8.2.2

July 4th, 2017

Men & Mice announces the release of Version 8.2.2 of the Men & Mice Suite.

This is a maintenance release containing a bug fix in M&M Central

Men & Mice Central

  • Fixed an issue where only the built-in administrator could make changes to IP address properties or DNS records under some circumstances

8.2.1

June 29th, 2017

Men & Mice announces the release of Version 8.2.1 of the Men & Mice Suite.

This is a maintenance release containing a bug fix in a 3rd party software on the Men & Mice appliances. 

Appliance

  • BIND on the appliances has been patched to address the issues in the following vulnerabilities
    • CVE-2017-3142: 

      An attacker able to send and receive messages to an authoritative
      DNS server may be able to circumvent TSIG authentication of AXFR
      requests via a carefully constructed request packet.

    • CVE-2017-3143:

      An attacker who is able to send and receive messages to an
      authoritative DNS server and who has knowledge of a valid TSIG
      key name for the zone and service being targeted may be able to
      manipulate BIND into accepting a dynamic update.


8.2.0

June 29th, 2017

Men & Mice announces the release of Version 8.2 of the Men & Mice Suite.

New Features

Support for xDNS Zone Redundancy Groups

The xDNS feature allows for the replication and synchronization of redundant master zones in the cloud, centrally managed by the Men & Mice Suite.

For more information, see xDNS Zone Redundancy Groups.

Native support for IPAM in Azure and AWS

Previously, the Men & Mice Suite provided native support for Azure DNS, and Amazon Route 53 through the Generic Controller.
Now, native support has been added for IPAM in Azure and AWS, as well as for Amazon Route 53 DNS.

For more information, see Cloud Integration.

Native support for cloud providers NS1 and Dyn

The cloud services offered by NS1 and Dyn can now be utilized by Men & Mice Suite users. This support, in relation to the xDNS Zone Redundancy Group feature, allows Men & Mice Suite users to manage redundant master zones across multiple cloud providers.

Improvements and Changes

  • Performance was improved when logging to console or file.
  • A filter has been added to the object browser in the management console. This allows the user to filter the types of objects that can be shown in the object browser. 
  • It is now possible to change the AD site property of ranges through the API.

  • Server type is now shown in the list of DNS and DHCP servers.

  • The GetDHCPFailoverRelationships SOAP command was optimized.
  • An error is now returned when the GetIPAMRecord SOAP command has an object reference for an address that does not exist.
  • We now qualify data fields in SRV, NS, MX and CNAME records for Azure as they now support FQDN.
  • Fallback to a secondary domain controller has been made more robust when both domain controllers are being managed by a single DNS Server Controller.
  • Handling of zones that are in a locked state has been improved.

Bug Fixes

  • An issue where a deadlock could occur when deleting users from the system, was fixed.
  • An issue where the UI was not updated as expected when disabling DNS servers, was fixed.
  • An issue where extraneous AXFR requests were made when a zone was opened, was fixed.
  • An issue where columns in the DHCP scope window were not colour coded correctly, was fixed.
  • An issue where the SOAP command JoinRanges did not interpret the references correctly, was fixed.
  • An issue where an IP, or an IP range, was used as an object reference in the REST API, was fixed.
  • An issue with an incorrect reference in REST API when adding a DHCP exclusion was fixed.
  • An issue with the validation of SOA record fields was fixed.

  • An issue where AD subnets were not relocated properly between AD sites, was fixed.

  • An issue was fixed that prevented users to change custom properties for scopes when they did not have access to edit AD Site association. 

  • An issue where read only DHCP users would get the Manage Failover Relationships dialog and Disable menu entry displayed as writeable, was fixed.

  • An issue where read only DHCP users could delete DHCP server policies, was fixed.
  • An issue where a DNS remote controller was not updated when it was running on Ubuntu 16.04, was fixed.
  • An issue where using a partially qualified domain name in the GetDNSRecord SOAP command would fail, was fixed.
  • An error was fixed in the web UI when opening properties of ranges and there is a property with <none> as default value.
  • An issue where it was not possible to re-initialize appliances, was fixed.
  • An issue where a database cleanup could deadlock in a special case when using SQLite, was fixed.
  • An issue where utilization for DHCP scopes was not persisted on SQLite, was fixed.

Appliances

  • BIND on the appliances has been patched to address the issues in the following vulnerabilities:

    • CVE-2017-3137: A response packet can cause a resolver to terminate when processing an answer containing a CNAME or DNAME.

    • CVE-2017-3136: An error handling synthesized records could cause an assertion failure when using DNS64 with "break-dnssec yes;"

    • CVE-2017-3138: named exits with a REQUIRE assertion failure if it receives a null command string on its control channel

End-of-Life Announcements

  • Support for Windows Server 2008 will be discontinued in Version 8.3 of the Men & Mice Suite.
  • Support for Ubuntu 12.04 LTS has been discontinued as it has reached End of Life for maintenance updates.
  • Support for SQL Server 2008 has been discontinued in Version 8.2 of the Men & Mice Suite.

8.1.4

June 29th, 2017

Men & Mice announces the release of Version 8.1.4 of the Men & Mice Suite.

This is a maintenance release containing a bug fix in a 3rd party software on the Men & Mice appliances. 

Appliance

  • BIND on the appliances has been patched to address the issues in the following vulnerabilities
    • CVE-2017-3142: 

      An attacker able to send and receive messages to an authoritative
      DNS server may be able to circumvent TSIG authentication of AXFR
      requests via a carefully constructed request packet.

    • CVE-2017-3143:

      An attacker who is able to send and receive messages to an
      authoritative DNS server and who has knowledge of a valid TSIG
      key name for the zone and service being targeted may be able to
      manipulate BIND into accepting a dynamic update.

8.1.3

May 29th, 2017

Men & Mice announces the release of Version 8.1.3 of the Men & Mice Suite.

Bug Fixes

  • An issue was fixed where users that did not have access to edit AD site associations would not be able to edit other properties for scopes

  • An issue was fixed where it was impossible for some users to re-initialise appliances

  • An issue was fixed where external changes done in AD Sites and Services would not be reflected in Men & Mice Suite
  • An issue was fixed where the database could get corrupted and therefore Men & Mice Central not able to start
  • An issue was fixed where DHCP server policies could be edited by read-only users. 

8.1.2

April 12th, 2017

Men & Mice announces the release of Version 8.1.2 of the Men & Mice Suite.

This is a maintenance release containing a bug fix in a 3rd party software on the Men & Mice appliances. 

Appliance

  • BIND on the appliances has been patched to address the issues in the following vulnerabilities
    • CVE-2017-3137: A response packet can cause a resolver to terminate when processing an answer containing a CNAME or DNAME.

    • CVE-2017-3136: An error handling synthesized records could cause
      an assertion failure when using DNS64 with "break-dnssec yes;"

    • CVE-2017-3138: named exits with a REQUIRE assertion failure if it
      receives a null command string on its control channel

8.1.1

March 29th, 2017

Men & Mice announces the release of Version 8.1.1 of the Men & Mice Suite.

Improvements and Changes

  • Error messages for exceptions have been improved

  • High-availability configurations should now be more resilient to temporary loss of connection to database server
  • Improved error checking for REST API

  • We now qualify data fields in SRV, NS, MX and CNAME records for Azure as they now support FQDN which they didn't before.
  • Made fallback to secondary domain controller more robust when both DCs are managed by a single DNS Server Controller
  • Minor UI improvements

  • The warning message for users running the SQL server that is older than 2014 now reads: "SQL Server 2014 or higher is recommended for Men & Mice" instead of being stated that they are outdated.

Bug Fixes

  • A bug was fixed in the web interface where opening properties of ranges when there is property with <none> as default value would result in an error
  • A bug was fixed where utilization for DHCP scopes would not be persisted on SQLite.
  • A bug was fixed where a deadlock could occur in the database cleanup of SQLite. 

8.1.0

January 24th, 2017

Men & Mice announces the release of Version 8.1 of the Men & Mice Suite.

Please note:  Version 8.1 is a long term support (LTS) release. More information on the Men & Mice Release Policy can be obtained here.

As an LTS release, Men & Mice Suite Version 8.1 includes improvements to newly introduced features from Version 7.2 and Version 7.3, and improvements to the stability and performance of the Men & Mice Suite in general. 


New Features

  • Added ability to manage DHCP policies on Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows Server 2016.
    Note that DHCP policies are only supported on Microsoft Server 2012 R2 and newer.

Improvements and Changes

  • Made performance improvements for DHCP synchronization in Men & Mice Central.
  • Made performance improvements for address utilization calculations in Men & Mice Central.
  • Made performance improvements for address utilization history in Men & Mice Central.
  • A notification that appeared at log-in on the Management Console and indicated remotes that are out of date, has been removed.
  • The Management Console now correctly disables the "Options" command for zone scopes.
  • It is now possible to add and remove Caching Scopes on Windows Server 2016 from the Management Console.
  • Synchronization was added to Men & Mice Central to prevent multiple threads from trying to update subnet utilization info at the same time.
  • Health checks can no longer prevent a server controller from exiting in a timely manner.
  • Security when running external commands using SOAP was improved.
  • The scope property 'next-server' can now be migrated from the ISC DHCP server to the ISC Kea DHCP server.
  • It is now possible to mix Containers and AD subnets.
  • The filter in the Web Interface now correctly handles spaces before/after colons.
  • DNS Zones can now be created in an empty BIND view.
  • The look of the Management Console UI has been improved.
  • Lease history purging was improved.
  • A misleading health warning indicating that it is not possible to connect to a server was changed.
  • History event is now logged when setting or changing a DNS recursion policy.
  • The DNS zone scope name is now included in zone properties.
  • Mandatory custom properties can now be specified without a default value, forcing the user to select a value.
  • SQL Server 2016 is now officially supported in the Men & Mice Suite.

Bug Fixes

  • A minor issue was fixed where selecting "Update reverse records" would open both the Reverse record wizard and the "Add Zone Scope" dialog.
  • An issue was fixed that could cause the Management Console to crash when reloading a range list in the background.
  • An issue was fixed with inconsistent behaviour of the "Apply" button in some Properties dialogs in the Management Console.
  • An issue was fixed which could cause Central to crash at startup when fixing a data integrity issue in older versions.
  • A problem was fixed with accessing DHCP Policies in the REST API.
  • A problem was fixed where the JSON-RPC result element contained different ordering than before.
  • A problem was fixed where the loopback addresses would be erroneously removed from the BIND config.
  • An issue was fixed where zone transfer settings were not being properly set during synchronization.
  • An issue was fixed where Central would crash upon losing database connectivity.
  • An issue with using TSIG keys in upper case was fixed.
  • An issue was fixed in the update download dialog which could cause the progress bar not to show until 20 seconds after the download starts.

Appliances

  • ISC DHCP has been upgraded to 4.3.5 on the DNS/DHCP appliance.
  • The DNS Software on the DNS/DHCP appliances was upgraded to a newer version due to a number of vulnerabilities. 
    • CVE-2015-8704
    • CVE-2016-2776
    • CVE-2016-8864.
    • CVE-2016-9131
    • CVE-2016-9147
    • CVE-2016-9444
    • CVE-2016-9778

End-of-Life Announcements

  • Support for SQL Server 2008 will be discontinued in Version 8.2 of the Men & Mice Suite.
  • Support for the Men & Mice Remote controllers has been discontinued on Solaris Sparc.

 

7.3.2

January 12th, 2016

Men & Mice Announces the release of version 7.3.2 of the Men & Mice Suite.

This is a maintenance release containing a bug fix in a 3rd party software on the Men & Mice appliances. 

Appliance

  • BIND on the appliances has been patched to address the issues in the following vulnerabilities

7.3.1

December 2nd, 2016

Men & Mice Announces the release of Version 7.3.1 of the Men & Mice Suite. This release contains several updates and fixes.

Bug fixes

  • An issue was fixed where a crash could occur when syncing zone that contained records that were identical except for character case

  • An issue was fixed where Men & Mice Central could crash in the case that it got an empty zone transfer

  • An issue was fixed where the connection to Azure DNS could be unexpectedly closed during login

  • An issue was fixed where a DS record could not be added or deleted on dynamic zones on BIND

  • An issue was fixed where IgnoreZones preference was ignored when a server was synchronized for the first time

7.3.0

November 10th, 2016

Men & Mice announces the release of Version 7.3 of the Men & Mice Suite.

Please note:  Version 7.3 is not a long term support (LTS) release, but a feature release. More information on the Men & Mice Release Policy can be obtained here.

 

Important

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Due to changes introduced in Men & Mice Suite Version 7.2.0, customers currently running Men & Mice software on Windows Server 2003 will not be able to upgrade to Version 7.2.0 or higher of the Suite. Customers affected by this change are advised to upgrade to a more recent Windows Server.

Note: This applies to all Men & Mice Components.


New features

Windows Server 2016 Support

As of September 2016, the Windows Server 2016 achieved General Availability. Men & Mice Suite support for primary Windows Server 2016 DNS and DHCP features was already included in Version 7.2, released in May 2016. A stand-out feature was support for Response Rate Limiting, which significantly reduces the impact of a denial-of-service (DoS) attack on servers.

The following additional Windows Server 2016 features are supported from Men & Mice Suite Version 7.3 onwards:

DNS policies

DNS policies grant a user control over how queries are handled, based on specific criteria. These criteria can, for example, be used in the following scenarios:

  • High availability of DNS services
  • Traffic management
  • Split-brain DNS 
  • Filtering
  • Forensics
  • Redirection based on date/time

Specific types of policies are:

  • Zone transfer policies
    Essentially used to define how zone transfers take place, zone transfer policies control zone transfer permission on the server level or the zone level. 
  • Recursion policies
    Control how the DNS server performs recursion for a query. 
  • DNS query resolution policies
    Used to specify how incoming DNS queries are handled by the DNS server. 

IPv6 root hints

The IPv6 root servers can now be used for performing name resolution. 

DANE TLSA records

DANE, or DNS-based Authentication of Named Entities, allows a domain owner to specify in a specific DNS record, which certificate authorities are allowed to issue certificates for the domain. 

REST API

Men & Mice Suite users have enjoyed the benefits of a particularly robust set of application programming interfaces (APIs) in the form of the Men & Mice SOAP and JSON-RPC APIs, introduced in 2008 and 2014 respectively. Starting with Version 7.3, Men & Mice is making the integration of various tools with the Men & Mice Suite even smoother by adding a REST API to the Men & Mice Suite.

Used by browsers, REST (Representational State Transfer) is often considered to be the language of the internet. By using HTTP requests to GET, POST, PUT and DELETE data, REST paves the way for two computers to communicate over the internet by one acting as a web server and the other as a web browser. This resource-based architectural style of REST is well-suited to the greater scalability and flexibility required by the constantly increasing utilization of cloud services.

The Men & Mice REST API includes all the functionality of the existing SOAP and JSON-RPC APIs, but delivers the added advantage of ease of use, combined with a rich set of tools and support libraries. Amongst other things, the REST API provides Men & Mice Suite users with the tools to create workflows and write handy scripts to import and export data.

The Men & Mice Suite REST API is discussed in greater detail in the Men & Mice REST API article.


VMware Integration Plug-In

Men & Mice takes a further step towards simplifying virtualization by introducing the VMware vRealize Orchestrator plug-in. Designed to integrate seamlessly with workflows inside the VMware Orchestrator framework, the Men & Mice Suite VMware plug-in allows for fast and efficient provisioning of virtual machines.

When a Men & Mice Suite user puts in a request for a new virtual machine, the vRealize Orchestrator receives the next available IP address from the requested subnet, together with other essential configuration information. vCenter creates the VM and communicates the changes back to the Men & Mice Suite, which then updates DNS infrastructure accordingly. Additionally:

  • The Men & Mice Suite’s custom properties allow further customization of the VM’s visibility and status.

  • VM information retained in the Men & Mice Suite enables VM tracking, synchronization and updates, including the release of IP addresses after a virtual server is taken down.

  • The Men & Mice Suite talks to DNS servers and registers DNS entries and other changes, such as updates to DNS policies, thereby consolidating DNS data required by the vRealize Orchestrator.

Integrated functionality not only saves time, but also strengthens security, eliminates errors of configuration and ensures improved and continuously synchronised network manageability.

Further information on theVMware plug-in can be obtained from Men & Mice Suite Documentation.


Appliances

  • Software on the DDI appliances was upgraded to a newer version due to vulnerabilities CVE-2016-2776 and CVE-2016-8864.

       

Other Improvements and Changes

  • It is now possible to request the next free address inside a container.
  • Dynamic records on Microsoft DNS Servers can now be created with the AddDNSRecord(s) SOAP API command.
  • It is now possible to synchronize with the server before fetching DNS records in a DNS Zone with the SOAP API.
  • The discovery schedule can now be managed with the SOAP API.
  • The indicator for trailing gaps in the range list is no longer indented when the tree is in flat mode.
  • Users can now edit scope properties for scopes with instances on both ISC and Kea DHCP servers.
  • ISC DHCP scopes with failover peers can now be migrated to Kea DHCP servers or ISC servers without failover peers.
  • Disabling of the address utilization history collection is now possible.
  • General performance improvements for large environments.
  • Support has been added for GeoIP in the BIND DNS server support in the Men & Mice Suite. 
  • Health bar notifications now contain hyperlinks to relevant Knowledgebase articles.
  • It is now possible to edit Kea DHCP server configuration directly via advanced options.
  • Men & Mice Central will now try to load newer Microsoft ODBC drivers with fallback to older drivers.

     

Bugs and Issues Fixed

  • An issue was fixed where Men & Mice Central would crash in certain situations when accessing non-existing IP addresses from the database.
  • An issue was fixed where the DNS Server Controller dropped newly created zones under certain circumstances.
  • An issue was fixed with retrieving Kea DHCP server properties with the SOAP API.
  • An issue was fixed where cancelling of the First Use Wizard would crash the Management Console.
  • A display issue in the login dialog progress bar in the Management Console was fixed.
  • The handling of empty and missing access control lists (ACL) in BIND server options was fixed.
  • An issue was fixed where DHCP synchronization would fail if a scope in a failover relationship was removed outside of the Men & Mice Suite.
  • The AddDHCPScope API function now handles correctly if the scope is not within the IPv4 range.
  • An issue was fixed where a user with limited access privileges might get an error when right-clicking a folder created by another user.
  • The Management Console no longer clears quick filter when data in lists is modified.
  • An issue was fixed where zones of type static-stub were not being handled properly.
  • An issue was fixed regarding the use of long command prompts when configuring Cisco DHPC servers.
  • Adding the root zone no longer causes a longer startup time on the next restart of Men & Mice Central.
  • An issue was fixed where an installation of the Web Interface on Windows Server 2016 would fail.
  • An issue was fixed where the GetNextFreeAddress SOAP command would occasionally return the wrong address.
  • Health notifications for Kea DHCP servers have been added.
  • Connection tracking for Port 53 on Men & Mice appliances has been disabled.
  • An issue was fixed with an impatient updater service.
  • The Windows 2016 DNS Server status check has been improved.
  • An issue was fixed where the BIND option ‘also-notify’ was not being parsed correctly.
  • An issue was fixed where a BIND server with views would not initialize correctly.
  • An issue was fixed where Men & Mice Central would not exit properly while updating.
  • An issue was fixed where editing reservations on Cisco DHCP servers could result in an exception.
  • An issue was fixed where the SOAP API command SetDNSRecordAging would not correctly toggle the ageing value on CNAME records.

End-of-Life Announcements

  • Support was removed for Men & Mice Central and Men & Mice Remote agents on 32-bit Windows 2008 (non-R2).

 

 

 

 

7.2.7

November 1st, 2016

Men & Mice Announces the release of version 7.2.7 of the Men & Mice Suite.

This is a maintenance release containing a bug fix in a 3rd party software on the Men & Mice appliances. 

Appliance

7.2.5

October 6th, 2016

Men & Mice Announces the release of version 7.2.5 of the Men & Mice Suite.

This is a maintenance release containing a fix for the updater agent for Men & Mice Central.

Fixes

  • An issue in the updater agent for Men & Mice Central has been fixed. This issue caused an older version of the updater to be installed. 

7.2.4

September 28th, 2016

Men & Mice Announces the release of version 7.2.4 of the Men & Mice Suite.

This is a maintenance release containing a bug fix in a 3rd party software on the Men & Mice appliances. 

Appliance

7.2.3

August 17th, 2016

Men & Mice Announces the release of Version 7.2.3 of the Men & Mice Suite.

Bug fixes

  • An issue was fixed where creating swap space could take more space than it should have

  • The performance was improved for gathering lease history

7.2.2

July 7th, 2016

Men & Mice Announces the release of Version 7.2.2 of the Men & Mice Suite. This release contains a single bug fix

Bug fixes

  • An issue was fixed where the state of a virtual appliance was wrongly reported as Unknown instead of OK. This did not affect the basic usage of the appliance, but prevented configuration of the appliance. 

7.2.1

July 6th, 2016

Men & Mice Announces the release of Version 7.2.1 of the Men & Mice Suite. This release contains several updates and fixes.

Bug fixes

  • Optimizations were done for DNS synchronization when deleting records with custom properties

  • IgnoreZones property was changed so it now only applies to master zones

  • An issue was fixed where Central would sometimes fail to connect to a DNS server controller

  • An issue was fixed where cached DNS master zone records in Central were unnecessarily cleared

  • Performance was improved for the GetDNSRecords and SetDNSRecordAging SOAP commands

  • An issue was fixed in the AD synchronization thread that was causing the thread to incorrectly add or remove subnets

  • Central now keeps connections to remotes open for a longer time in order to improve performance

  • An issue was fixed where newly created DNS records were removed from the suite during a synchronization

  • An issue was fixed where DNS Zones could go out of sync in certain situations when IXFR failed

     

 

7.2.0

May 19th, 2016

Men & Mice announces the release of Version 7.2 of the Men & Mice Suite.

Please note:  Version 7.2 is not a long term support (LTS) release, but a feature release. More information on the Men & Mice Release Policy can be obtained here.

 

Important

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Due to changes introduced in Men & Mice Suite Version 7.2.0, customers currently running Men & Mice software on Windows Server 2003 will not be able to upgrade to Version 7.2.0 of the Suite. Customers affected by this change are advised to upgrade to a more recent Windows Server.

Note: This applies to all Men & Mice Components.

 

New features

ISC Kea DHCP Server Support

Men & Mice introduces support for the new ISC Kea DHCP server, the natural successor to the ISC DHCP server. The Kea DHCP server is a high performance server, allowing for the clean and fast implementation of both DHCPv4 and DHCPv61. Kea DHCP also boasts PXE Boot Support, DHCPv61 prefix delegation, dynamic reconfiguration and dynamic DNS updates. 


As with other servers supported by the Men & Mice Suite, the Kea DHCP server functionality is fully controlled through the Men & Mice Management Console. This includes the effortless migration of IP subnets (scopes), including options, from ISC DHCP to Kea DHCP.

 

Windows Server 2016 Support

The Men & Mice Team is developing and releasing support for specific new Windows 2016 features, as and when they are made available by Microsoft.

From Version 7.2, the Men & Mice Suite supports all of the primary Windows DNS and DHCP Server 2016 features.

Support for other new Microsoft Server 2016 features, such as the DNS Zone Scopes and DNS policies, is scheduled for the Men & Mice Suite Version 7.3 release later this year.

 

Windows Response Rate Limiting

Men & Mice Suite Version 7.2 introduces a dedicated UI for the Windows 2016 Response Rate Limiting (RRL) feature. Response Rate Limiting significantly reduces the impact of a denial-of-service (DoS) attack on DNS servers.

 

Men & Mice Suite Management Console Enhanced

A stint of spring cleaning at Men & Mice has resulted in a Management Console with a tidier, and ultimately more manageable, look. From Version 7.2, windows in the Management Console are dockable, making it both simpler to manage and easier to navigate for the user.


Appliances

  •  ISC BIND has been upgraded to 9.9.8-P4 on the DNS/DHCP appliance, which addresses critical security flaws in the BIND software (CVE-2016-1285 and CVE-2016-1286).
  •  The glibc library was upgraded on the Men & Mice appliances, which addresses a vulnerability (CVE-2015-7547).

       

Other Improvements

  • The performance of SOAP commands GetIPAMRecord and GetIPAMRecords has been improved.
  • Men & Mice Central’s handling of the running of external scripts has been improved.
  • Only users defined by the administrator’s role access now receive Men & Mice Suite update notifications.
  • Available updates are only visible to the built-in administrator, or users with access to the built-in administrator role.
  • Multiple instances of the same error/warning are grouped by category in the health bar panel.
  • A verify PTR status is no longer reported for IP addresses that only have custom properties.
  • When a group is added, it is assumed that it is an AD group if its name contains @ or \ .
  • Zones on Microsoft 2016 DNS servers with defined policies now never use incremental zone transfer (IXFR).
  • Read-only boolean custom properties can be defined in the Men & Mice Management Console (MMMC).
  • DHCP scopes can automatically be removed from their failover relationship when being deleted.
  • The ReportAccess SOAP command has been improved, so that results returned are ordered by object name.
  • Deconfiguring a scope in a failover relationship no longer times out as a result of extended synchronization time with a partner server.
  • When copying from tables in MMMC, a trailing return is no longer added to the last line.
  • The performance of generating reverse records for multiple zones at the same time was improved.
  • The dynamic DNS (DDNS) host name is now shown in scope views when applicable.
  • An unresponsive service state no longer causes server menus in the Management Console to be disabled.
  • Ranges that are incorrectly marked as subnets are now fixed during startup.
  • A system setting has been added that allows an administrator to disable recalculation of utilization when a range is opened.
  • Additional log messages are now sent to the Windows Event Log based on the current log level.
  • Changes to reservations and DHCP options now avoid full replication to the failover peer.
  • Truncated answers are correctly identified when checking DNS service status.
  • Various improvements for agent free DNS Server Controllers.

Bugs and Issues Fixed

  • A bug was fixed in the XML command GetRangeStatistics, where it was using wrong data for utilization calculations.
  • A bug was fixed in functionality that included fetching address blocks for IPv6 ranges that contain the IPv4 root range.
  • Tab behavior in the zone window was fixed.
  • An issue was fixed where last zone transfer time would fail.
  • A bug that caused Men & Mice Central to crash when logging messages during service shutdown on Linux was fixed.
  • A bug that could cause Men & Mice Central to crash when attempting to apply changes to undefined DHCP options was fixed.
  • An issue was fixed where Men & Mice Remote Controllers could not listen to both IPv4 and IPv6 interfaces simultaneously.
  • An issue was fixed where Men & Mice Central could crash if a device entry was created with the special IP address 255.255.255.255.
  • An issue was fixed where it was not possible to reconnect a re-enabled server.
  • An issue was fixed where pasting into Quick Filter with Ctrl-V would sometimes result in two copies of the clipboard contents.
  • An issue was fixed where mmedit and mmlock were not installed when a Bind DNS server controller was installed.
  • An issue with the incorrect updating of the address scanning discovery date was fixed.
  • An issue was fixed where the installer for the Linux generic controller did not find service startup scripts.

End-of-Life Announcements

There are no EOL announcements for this release.

 

1: The Men & Mice Suite does not yet support DHCPv6. 

 

 

 

 

7.1.14

June 29th, 2017

Men & Mice announces the release of Version 7.1.14 of the Men & Mice Suite.

This is a maintenance release containing a bug fix in a 3rd party software on the Men & Mice appliances. 

Appliance

  • BIND on the appliances has been patched to address the issues in the following vulnerabilities
    • CVE-2017-3142: 

      An attacker able to send and receive messages to an authoritative
      DNS server may be able to circumvent TSIG authentication of AXFR
      requests via a carefully constructed request packet.

    • CVE-2017-3143:

      An attacker who is able to send and receive messages to an
      authoritative DNS server and who has knowledge of a valid TSIG
      key name for the zone and service being targeted may be able to
      manipulate BIND into accepting a dynamic update.



7.1.13

April 12th, 2017

Men & Mice announces the release of Version 7.1.13 of the Men & Mice Suite.

This is a maintenance release containing a bug fix in a 3rd party software on the Men & Mice appliances. 

Appliance

  • BIND on the appliances has been patched to address the issues in the following vulnerabilities
    • CVE-2017-3137: A response packet can cause a resolver to terminate when processing an answer containing a CNAME or DNAME.

    • CVE-2017-3136: An error handling synthesized records could cause
      an assertion failure when using DNS64 with "break-dnssec yes;"

    • CVE-2017-3138: named exits with a REQUIRE assertion failure if it
      receives a null command string on its control channel

7.1.12

January 12th, 2016

Men & Mice Announces the release of version 7.1.12 of the Men & Mice Suite.

This is a maintenance release containing a bug fix in a 3rd party software on the Men & Mice appliances. 

Appliance

  • BIND on the appliances has been patched to address the issues in the following vulnerabilities

7.1.11

November 1st, 2016

Men & Mice Announces the release of version 7.1.11 of the Men & Mice Suite.

This is a maintenance release containing a bug fix in a 3rd party software on the Men & Mice appliances. 

Appliance

7.1.10

October 6th, 2016

Men & Mice Announces the release of version 7.1.10 of the Men & Mice Suite.

This is a maintenance release containing a fix for the updater agent for Men & Mice Central.

Fixes

  • An issue in the updater agent for Men & Mice Central has been fixed. This issue caused an older version of the updater to be installed. 

7.1.9

September 28th, 2016

Men & Mice Announces the release of version 7.1.9 of the Men & Mice Suite.

This is a maintenance release containing a bug fix in a 3rd party software on the Men & Mice appliances. 

Appliance

7.1.8

August 17th, 2016

Men & Mice Announces the release of version 7.1.8 of the Men & Mice Suite.

Bug fixes

  • An issue was fixed where creating swap space could take more space than it should have

  • An issue was fixed where errors related to the health checks, wrongfully appeared in the event log
  • The performance was improved for gathering lease history
  • An issue was fixed where the state of a virtual appliance was wrongly reported as Unknown instead of OK. This did not affect the basic usage of the appliance, but prevented configuration of the appliance. 

7.1.7

July 12th, 2016

Men & Mice Announces the release of version 7.1.7 of the Men & Mice Suite.

Bug fixes

  • An issue was fixed where a deadlock could occur when external scripts are calling Central back through SOAP calls

  • Optimizations were done for DNS synchronization when deleting records with custom properties

  • IgnoreZones property was changed so it now only applies to master zones

  • An issue was fixed where Central would sometimes fail to connect to a DNS server controller

  • An issue was fixed where cached DNS master zone records in Central were unnecessarily cleared

  • The performance was improved for the GetDNSRecords and SetDNSRecordAging SOAP commands

  • An issue was fixed in the AD synchronization that was causing the system to incorrectly add or remove subnets

  • Central now keeps connections to remotes open for a longer time in order to improve performance

  • An issue was fixed where newly created DNS records were removed from the suite during a synchronisation

7.1.6

May 10th, 2016

Men & Mice Announces the release of version 7.1.6 of the Men & Mice Suite.

Bug fixes

  • A bug was fixed which made it impossible to edit exclusions on Cisco servers
  • Inconsistencies were fixed in checks if Active Directory integrated zones are loaded before reading zone data

Improvements

  • Improve performance of adding/modifying/removing DNS records in large DNS Zones

  • Fix a user interface glitch in the Managment Console during horizontal scrolling
  • A system setting was added to allow disabling recalculation of subnet utilization when a range is opened in the Management Console

 

7.1.5

April 6th, 2016

Men & Mice Announces the release of version 7.1.5 of the Men & Mice Suite.

Bug fixes

  • It was not possible to disable or enable disabled DNS records when the zone had an associated slave instance
  • The health check for slave zone expiry was incorrect for low SOA refresh values
  • It was not possible to select individual custom fields in "Determine Address use" in System Settings
  • M&M Central made excessive and unnecessary heavy updates to the database during DNS Synchronization
  • It could take extremely long time to retrieve records from large IPv6 reverse zones. IPv6 reverse zones are now only retrieved with zone transfers, and aging value is not retrieved from these zones.
  • It was not possible to open server options in presence of a master root zone on a MS DNS server, and it was not possible to open the master root zone
  • The signed status of non-Master zones on MS DNS Servers was being checked unnecessarily, causing excessive load in certain situations
  • The DNS Synchronization could be erroneously stopped under extreme circumstances

Improvements

  • Users can now change their password through the Web Interface

 

7.1.4

March 10th, 2016

Men & Mice Announces the release of version 7.1.4 of the Men & Mice Suite.

This is a maintenance release containing a couple of bug fixes and a bug fix in a 3rd party software on the Men & Mice appliances. 

Appliance

  • BIND on the appliances has been patched to address the issues in CVE-2016-1285 and CVE-2016-1286. 

Bug fixes

  • Check for missing glue records no longer fails if NS record refers to a record in a domain whose name ends with the zone name, but is not a subdomain of it

  • A bug was fixed where the Management concole would crash when editing server options for a FreeBSD BIND server that can't determine its interfaces

7.1.3

March 3rd, 2016

Men & Mice Announces the release of version 7.1.3 of the Men & Mice Suite. This is a maintenance release containing a few bug fixes as well a bug fix in a 3rd party software on the Men & Mice appliances. 

  • The glibc library on the Men & Mice appliances was updated to fix the CVE-2015-7547 vulnerability

  • It is now possible to disable unreachable DHCP servers

  • Issues were fixed that could cause the health bar to crash MMMC under unusual circumstances

  • It is no longer possible to create saved filters for AD Sites

  • A bug was fixed where an AD forest could not be changed to/from read-only

  • It is now possible to create forward zones on caching DNS servers

 

7.1.2

February 3rd, 2016

Men & Mice Announces the release of version 7.1.2 of the Men & Mice Suite. This is a maintenance release containing a few bug fixes

  • The Web Interface now works for customers or users without access to DHCP
  • Fixed an issue where the column sizes within ranges in the Management Console would be too small for some users after upgrading to 7.1
  • Fixed an issue with installation on a fresh RHEL/CentOS Linux server, running BIND in a chroot
  • Fixed an issue with all installers, were some download security checks would fail due to expired installer certificate 

 

7.1.1

January 20th, 2016

Men & Mice Announces the release of version 7.1.1 of the Men & Mice Suite. This release contains several updates and fixes.

Appliance

  • ISC BIND has been upgraded to 9.9.8-P3 on the DNS/DHCP appliance, that addresses critical security flaws in the BIND software. Click here for details. 
  • ISC DHCP has been upgraded to 4.3.3-P1 on the DNS/DHCP appliance, that addresses critical security flaws in the DHCP software. Click here for details. 

7.1.0

January 14th, 2016

Men & Mice announces the release of Version 7.1 of the Men & Mice Suite.

Please note:

  • This is a long term support (LTS) release. For more information on Men & Mice release strategies, please access the white paper here
  • From Version 7.1, Men & Mice Suite customers will be required to use new license keys for upgrades.

New features

Azure Support

Men & Mice now supports Azure DNS as a general DNS server in the Cloud. Support for Azure DNS further expands the range of Men & Mice Suite support for DNS Servers that are running in the cloud. 

Support  for Microsoft SQL Server 2014

Microsoft SQL Server 2014 is now supported as a database backend for Men & Mice Central.

A new wizard for creating scopes in DHCP

DHCP scopes can now be created with a dedicated scope creation wizard. The Scope Creation Wizard simplifies the handling of, for example, failover scopes. 

New installer for Linux

The Linux installers for the Men & Mice Remote Controllers have been improved and a number of issues addressed, as well as a number of new features added. Some of the new features are, for example, a silent mode which enables the user to automate the installation of the Men & Mice Remote Controllers.

Improvements

  • The Update Manager has been adapted to accommodate long term support (LTS) releases. Users can now select if they only want to see LTS release notifications in the Update Manager.

  • Health bar improvements

    • Viewing errors and error descriptions has been improved. All health messages are now shown in one hierarchal view.
    • Messages in the health window are now refreshed whenever health data changes.
    • Database size warnings are now shown in the health bar. 
    • Time stamps for indicators are now shown in the health bar.
    • Server status checks have been improved.
    • It is now possible to copy health messages to the clipboard.
    • Ignored health messages are now hidden in the error list window.
    • When an update agent is not running on the Central server, a system health notification will be displayed in the Health bar.
  • SNMP/Router support improvements
    • When an SNMP scan is initiated from the GUI, the scan button is disabled while the scan is running.
    • Routers are now scanned in parallel when doing an SNMP scan.
  • Improvements on the First Use Wizard

    • DHCP servers are located by using authorized servers in the Active Directory (AD).
    • DNS is used to locate domain controllers.
    • Improved usability: a user can now paste in all license keys at once instead of having to paste them in one at a time.
  • One or multiple servers can now be disabled from within the Men & Mice Suite.
  • Appliance software upgraded
    • Upgraded BIND on appliances to 9.9.8-P2
    • Upgraded Unbound on appliances to 1.5.4.
    • Upgraded ISC DHCP on appliances to 4.3.3.
  • Performance has been improved for DHCP lease history gathering.
  • The Management Console now shows the Men & Mice Suite version in the title bar.
  • An error is no longer indicated if a user deletes an A/AAAA record whose PTR record is in a zone that that user doesn't have access to.
  • Scope monitoring is now more intelligent when dealing with disabled scope instances in superscopes.
  • Option ID validation when defining new DHCP options has been improved.
  • Men & Mice Central now prints a warning in the log file if threads are taking too much time.
  • A potential crash in a zone window when loading large zones has been fixed.
  • The DNS view name is now shown, when applicable, in the Web's IP properties and Host Edit dialog.
  • The "Define DHCP Options" dialog is now resizable.
  • Default BIND config on appliances no longer reveals the host name when asked for hostname.bind.
  • Increased user-friendliness of the Update Status dialog.
  • It is now possible to use a comma-separated list of email addresses in the SetSubnetMonitoring SOAP command.
  • A list of zone instances has been added to the right-click menu in the zone list.
  • The "authority" column for the non-master zones to show the server hosting the zone, and not the master server, has been changed. 
  • UI improvements: A new font has been introduced in the Management Console.
  • A check has been added to make sure that NS records in static zones have corresponding A/AAAA records.
  • Crash dumps are now enabled by default in Central and all remotes.
  • When AD zones are created, slave instances aren't created by default.
  • The lease duration default value is now set to "Unlimited" when opening properties for a scope with option 51 set to 0 on Microsoft DHCP servers.
  • Aging values are now shown in the IPAM view.
  • It is now possible to copy messages from error dialogs by simply right-clicking the text.
  • The Management Console is more intelligent when determining the initial size of columns in lists and trees.
  • The "Show multiply defined PTR records" maintenance task now ignores scavengable records.
  • Changes have been made to how the Update Agent updates itself on Windows.
  • A warning is displayed in the health bar when DHCP pools in split scopes do not have the same start and end IP address.
  • Double clicking Key and Zone signing keys now opens the edit dialog.
  • Microsoft scopes with no name are now synced with CIDR as the name on the initial sync.
  • Potentially sensitive system settings are no longer sent to the web user interface.

Bug fixes

  • An issue was fixed where the DHCP synchronization thread would remove newly created objects from the Suite.
  • An issue was fixed where the global scope monitor could not be used for static parts of scopes.
  • An error in the health bar is now shown when a router is inaccessible.
  • Lists in the Management Console now scroll correctly when a user navigates with the keyboard.
  • A bug was fixed where a DHCP scope could be placed in a Cloud network.
  • An issue was fixed where it was not possible to add DNS or DHCP remotes to the Suite on an alternative port number.
  • A bug that made it impossible to migrate DHCP Scopes from backups was fixed.
  • It is now possible to create NAPTR records in dynamic zones.
  • The editing of DHCP options on Cisco routers was fixed.

End-of-life announcements

6.9.2

December 16th, 2015

Men & Mice Announces the release of version 6.9.2 of the Men & Mice Suite. This release contains several updates and fixes.

Appliance

  • BIND has been upgraded to 9.8.8-P2 on the DNS/DHCP appliance, that addresses critical security flaws in the BIND software. Click here for details.

Improvements

  • Improve the performance of the SNMP discovery by polling multiple routers at the same time in parallel
  • Add DHCP failover column and DHCP failover awareness in Scope Statistics to Web Interface

Bug fixes

  • Fix an issue where DHCP servers with associated DHCP Failover relationships could not be removed (issue introduced in 6.9.1)
  • Service status for Unbound DNS servers is now correctly detected
  • Scope conflicts should now be correctly detected during scope creation
  • Fixed an issue where the Management Console could crash under certain circumstances due to the new health bar  
  • Various bug fixes related to Change Request related API calls

6.9.1

13. November 2015

Men & Mice Announces the release of version 6.9.1 of the Men & Mice Suite. This release contains several updates and fixes.

Updates and fixes in this release

  • An issue was fixed where removing multiple roles at a time would cause Men & Mice Central to lock-up
  • An issue was fixed with using keyboard shortcuts for copying data to the jump to field in the management console
  • The system health monitoring can now disabled in Advanced system settings
  • An issue was fixed where the DHCP server controller could get stuck when communicating to a specific service on a Windows server
  • An issue was fixed where the licence count was wrongly calculated. 
  • Requests sent at connection time from Central to remotes will now time out after 5 minutes
  • A problem was fixed where discovery would not start on scheduled time
  • The Allocation Wizard now handles creating discovery schedules correctly
  • The Allocation Wizard now correctly calculates available space beyond last subrange

  • Fixes an issue where the DHCP server controller could crash under certain circumstances

  • Optimizations were done regarding DHCP lease history gathering

6.9.0

September 17th 2015

Men & Mice Announces the release of version 6.9 of the Men & Mice Suite.

New features

Health monitoring

Health monitoring collects and displays the current status and performs various checks on the system. The purpose of the system is to monitor the Men & Mice Suite and related components and services (DNS and DHCP servers) and indicate if there is a problem, and more importantly where in the system the problem exists. 
This information is displayed to the administrator user with a so called health bar where each status can be in one of three states: normal (green), warning (yellow) and error (red). By clicking on an indicator status that is either a warning or an error, an administrator can act on the warning or error and get more details on the reason for the status.
The health bar is always visible and minimized at the bottom of the Management Console screen and is therefore non-intrusive. It can be expanded to obtain more details. 

Virtual Routing and Forwarding (VRF) support

Virtual Routing and Forwarding (VRF) allows multiple instances of routing tables to coexist in a single router and work together in such a way that the IP addresses can be re-used and therefore they do not conflict with each other. 
In general, the Men & Mice communicates with routers for the subnet and host discovery functionality. Now, the Men & Mice Suite supports communicating to VRF enabled routers.  

DHCP synchronization performance

DHCP synchronization can now utilize worker threads for synchronizing with more than one server at a time in parallel. This can improve performance greatly when the number of DHCP server is high. 

Improvements

  • Detailed progress information added to login window in management console
  • Subnet discovery information now has a gateway column indicating a gateway
  • Subnet discovery information now shows the creation time for ranges
  • Subnet discovery information now shows the VLAN ID as well as the interface name and interface description
  • Subnet discovery is now VRF aware
  • Men & Mice Central now logs to a startup log
  • Reverse record management has been split into a wizard to create reverse zones and a menu command to update them
  • Warning triangles in the manager window are now based on health monitoring data
  • Unbound upgraded to 1.5.3 on the DNS/DHCP appliance
  • BIND on appliance upgraded to 9.9.7-P3 due to vulnerabilities fixed by ISC. For more details, see 6.8.2 and 6.8.4
  • It is now possible to copy server names through a context menu

Bug fixes

  • Empty serial string is not assumed to be a valid serial number when doing network and address discovery
  • Error messages containing very large words are no longer truncated in dialogs
  • An issue was fixed, where invalid DNS records containing tabs could be added though the SOAP interface.
  • Calculations for subnet usage was not always checking if broadcast and network addresses should be excluded or included
  • Address usage for ranges was not correctly calculated
  • New zone signing keys are now removed if error occurs when signing a zone
  • Attempting to change the directory portion of signed AD Zones caused errors
  • Fixed issue where addresses were offset by 1 in subranges of scopes if subrange contained network address of scope
  • Fixed duplication of reservations in memory due to missing unique constraint in database
  • Fixed check for whether licenses are exceeded so that check uses real stats and is not just performed at startup
  • Fixed code which assigned license nag strings to actually nag about exceeded licenses
  • Fixed an issue were reservations were incorrectly added to the suite under certain conditions
  • Signal handling on Linux was reworked to prevent deadlocks
  • Fixed an issue where lease history gathering was not working properly on some Windows machines

End-of-life announcements

  • Solaris platform is only supported for the DNS and DHCP controllers
  • Windows Server 2003 is not supported any more. 

6.8.13

March 31st, 2016

Men & Mice Announces the release of version 6.8.13 of the Men & Mice Suite.

This is a maintenance release containing a fix in the DHCP Server Controller

Fixes:

  • In DHCP Failover scopes on MS DHCP Servers, reservation options are now properly replicated to the failover partner

6.8.12

March 16th, 2016

Men & Mice Announces the release of version 6.8.12 of the Men & Mice Suite.

This is a maintenance release containing performance and stability improvements for M&M Central and Management Console

Improvements:

  • Drastically improve the time it takes to configure/de-configure DHCP Failover for scopes on servers with a large number of scopes.
  • When removing DHCP Scopes, it's no longer necessary to manually de-configure the failover first

 

6.8.11

March 10th, 2016

Men & Mice Announces the release of version 6.8.11 of the Men & Mice Suite.

This is a maintenance release containing a bug fix in a 3rd party software on the Men & Mice appliances. 

Appliance

  • BIND on the appliances has been patched to address the issues in CVE-2016-1285 and CVE-2016-1286. 

6.8.10

March 3rd, 2016

Men & Mice Announces the release of version 6.8.10 of the Men & Mice Suite. This is a maintenance release containing a bug fix in a 3rd party software on the Men & Mice appliances. 

  • The glibc library on the Men & Mice appliances was updated to fix the CVE-2015-7547 vulnerability

6.8.9

February 3rd, 2016

Men & Mice Announces the release of version 6.8.9 of the Men & Mice Suite. This is a maintenance release containing a few bug fixes and improvements

  • The Web Interface now works for customers or users without access to DHCP
  • Fixed an issue with all installers, were some download security checks would fail due to expired installer certificate 
  • Fixed a performance issue where opening IP address details or retrieving IPAMRecord for an IP address with a very large number of DNS records, would take a very long time
  • Fixed an issue where users would not be able to login, open DNS Zones, or list or view any Range while another Range or DHCP Scope was being created or modified 

6.8.8

January 20th, 2016

Men & Mice Announces the release of version 6.8.8 of the Men & Mice Suite. This release contains several updates and fixes.

Appliance

  • ISC BIND has been upgraded to 9.9.8-P3 on the DNS/DHCP appliance, that addresses critical security flaws in the BIND software. Click here for details. 
  • ISC DHCP has been upgraded to 4.3.3-P1 on the DNS/DHCP appliance, that addresses critical security flaws in the DHCP software. Click here for details. 

6.8.7

December 16th, 2015

Men & Mice Announces the release of version 6.8.7 of the Men & Mice Suite

Appliance

  • BIND has been upgraded to 9.8.8-P2 on the DNS/DHCP appliance, that addresses critical security flaws in the BIND software. Click here for details.

Improvements

  • DHCP failover relationships are now cached in Central - significantly improving login time in environments with many DHCP servers
  • DHCP Backup is now done separately from the DHCP Synchronization
  • Add DHCP failover column and DHCP failover awareness in Scope Statistics to Web Interface

Bug fixes

  • Fixed duplication of reservations in memory due to missing unique constraint in database
  • When de-configuring a DHCP scope from DHCP failover, one of the scope instances is now disabled or removed
  • Records are no longer being deleted and re-added when only TTL is changing

  • Various bug fixes related to Change Request related API calls

 

6.8.6

November 3rd 2015

Men & Mice Announces the release of version 6.8.6 of the Men & Mice Suite.

Updates and fixes in this release

  • Fixes an issue where the DHCP server controller could crash under certain circumstances

  • Fixes an issue where the M&M Central could crash under certain circumstances when adding dynamic records to an AD zone via the API
  • Fixes an issue where the DNS Server Controller would not respond on Domain Controllers with a large number of AD integrated zones
  • Optimizations were done regarding DHCP lease history gathering
  • External changes in AD Sites and Subnets are now logged in Range history

6.8.5

September 28th 2015

Men & Mice Announces the release of version 6.8.5 of the Men & Mice Suite.

Updates and fixes in this release

  • A problem was fixed where some lease history files where not read on a Windows DHCP server

  • A problem was fixed where the DHCP Server Controller would get stuck trying to open a RPC connection on Windows

  • A problem was fixed where discovery would not start on scheduled time

  • The Allocation Wizard now correctly calculates available space beyond last subrange

  • The Allocation Wizard now handles creating discovery schedules correctly

  • Requests sent at connection time from Central to remotes will now time out after 5 minutes

6.8.4

September 2nd 2015

Men & Mice Announces the release of version 6.8.4 of the Men & Mice Suite.

Updates and fixes in this release

  • A vulnerability was found in the DNS server software for the DNS/DHCP appliances which has been patched and fixed. For details refer to CVE-2015-5722 and CVE-2015-5986.

6.8.3

July 29th 2015

Men & Mice Announces the release of version 6.8.3 of the Men & Mice Suite.

Updates and fixes in this release

  • A vulnerability was found in the DNS server software for the DNS/DHCP appliances which has been patched and fixed. For details refer to CVE-2015-5477. 

  • A problem was fixed where backing up an SQLite database through Men & Mice CMD would lock up the database.

  • A problem was fixed where reservations were created incorrectly on Cisco DHCP servers.

6.8.2

July 7th 2015

Men & Mice Announces the release of version 6.8.2 of the Men & Mice Suite.

Updates and fixes in this release

  • A vulnerability was found in the DNS server software for the DNS/DHCP appliances which has been patched and fixed. For details refer to CVE-2015-4620. 

  • A bug was fixed where a zone transfer was in some cases interrupted in a dynamic zone signed with TSIG. 

6.8.1

16. June 2015

Men & Mice Announces the release of version 6.8.1 of the Men & Mice Suite. This release contains several updates and fixes.

Updates and fixes in this release

  • Enabling scavenging for records now works for all DNS records in AD integrated zones

  • Fixed a bug in the Web Interface where an IP address could not be edited if it had a dynamic DNS record

  • Fixed a bug where doing a bulk change of DHCP Scope properties could remove subnets from their AD Site

  • Converting a lease to a reservation in a MS DHCP Failover scope no longer fails under certain circumstances

  • DNS records of non-master zones are no longer being cached in Central

  • No longer show DHCP Leases which the DHCP server is in the process of deleting

  • GetRanges and related SOAP commands have been optimized by reducing number of database queries

6.8.0

27. April 2015

Men & Mice Announces version 6.8 of the Men & Mice Suite

Version 6.8 of the Men & Mice Suite contains a number of new features and enhancements.

Features

Subnet Discovery

The Subnet Discovery feature uses SNMP to import and synchronize subnets managed by network routers. Information such as Interface ID (VLAN ID), Interface description, Gateway, and the router name is frequently synchronized and made available in the Men & Mice Suite. This not only reduces the need to import subnets manually into Men and Mice, but keeps the information up to date without manual input.


Support for Unbound Caching DNS Servers

The management functionality of the M&M Caching appliance has been extended to Unbound Caching DNS servers in general, as long as they run on any of our supported Linux operating systems.  Unbound servers are simply added to the M&M Suite as any other of our supported DNS servers. 


Linux 64-bit support

Native 64-bit support for Linux in the Men & Mice Suite will eliminate the need for any compatibility libraries and therefore installing to a 64-bit system will now be an easier task. This will also allow Men & Mice Central to allocate more memory and therefore will enhance the performance. 


Improved support for DNSSEC on Windows 2012

The DNSSEC support on Windows 2012 has been improved, adding support for key-rollover management, as well as the ability to edit the signing parameters.

First Use Wizard
The first use wizard makes it easier for the user of the Men & Mice Suite to get started using the management solution. The First Use Wizard now probes the Active Directory to automatically add DNS and DHCP servers as well as subnets in Active Directory sites.
 
The first use wizard discovers
  • DNS servers
  • DHCP servers
  • AD subnets

When starting the management console for the first time, the user is presented with a series of dialogs which guide him through adding servers and subnets to adding license keys. 

Improvements

  • The Reverse Zone update wizard can now partially update a reverse zone
  • Search functionality has been added to the advanced DNS/DHCP server dialogs
  • System log on central running a MSSQL database now always retrieves the newest entries when opened in MMMC.
  • Men & Mice Linux installers now support systemd integration.
  • Host discovery and ARP cache scan can now be run on demand
  • Improved information about version numbers of the Men & Mice Suite shown in the update manager and help dialog
  • Various appliance improvements
    • ISC DHCP server upgraded to version 4.3.2
    • Various stability and security enhancements for appliance platform
  • User, group and role management has been improved
  • Improved handling of failover relationships on Microsoft DHCP servers

Bug fixes

  • Address usage is now correctly updated when scopes are deleted and DHCP servers removed
  • A problem with handling extraneous PTR records in the SOAP API has been fixed
  • A problem with reloading zones on BIND 9.10 has been fixed
  • A problem with a memory leak for connections to Cisco DHCP servers has been fixed
  • A problem with enabling/disabling DNS records has been fixed
  • A display problem for read-only custom properties has been fixed
  • A problem where parts of an allow-update statement in BIND were overwritten has been fixed
  • A problem where users could not define DHCP options on Microsoft DHCP servers was fixed
  • A couple of issues with managing DHCP failover configuration were fixed
  • A problem where a ISC DHCP lease file was incorrectly parsed has been fixed
  • A permission issue in the Unix/Linux installers has been fixed
  • An issue where an authentication could fail if an AD user was in too many AD groups has been fixed

Other

  • The Men & Mice Command Line Interface (mmcmd) will soon be deprecated. An end of life message is now being shown when using the command as a reminder. 

 

Men & Mice customers can get version 6.8.0 here

 

6.7.9

August 10th 2015

Men & Mice Announces the release of version 6.7.9 of the Men & Mice Suite. 

Updates and fixes in this release

  • A vulnerability was found in the DNS server software for the DNS/DHCP appliances which has been patched and fixed. For details refer to CVE-2015-5477. 
  • An issue was fixed, where invalid DNS records containing tabs could be added though the SOAP interface.

6.7.6

19. February 2015

Men & Mice Announces the release of version 6.7.6 of the Men & Mice Suite. This release contains a single update. 

Updates and fixes in this release

  • A vulnerability was found in the DNS server software for the DNS/DHCP appliances which has been patched and fixed. For details refer to CVE-2015-1349. 

6.7.5

19. January 2015

Men & Mice Announces the release of version 6.7.5 of the Men & Mice Suite. This release contains a single update for the Men & Mice appliances.

Updates and fixes in this release

  • Under specific circumstances, the syslog process on the appliances could stop running. This fix makes sure that the syslog process is running at all times.

6.7.4

15 December 2014

Men & Mice Announces the release of version 6.7.4 of the Men & Mice Suite. This release contains several updates and fixes.

Updates and fixes in this release

  • It is now possible to check for updates through a web proxy 
  • A new web task to bulk import data
  • The MacOS X installer uses launchctl to start the services
  • The access control dialog is now resized on smaller displays
  • The installer on Linux/Unix now supports installation of the Generic DNS Server Controller
  • Loading of users and groups when Men & Mice Central is started is optimized
  • Due to the "POODLE" vulnerability, the SSLv3 protocol is now disabled on the Men & Mice appliances
  • It is now possible to use the "Fix..." functionality to fix reservation mismatch in an ISC failover setup

6.7.3

8. December 2014

Men & Mice Announces the release of version 6.7.3 of the Men & Mice Suite. This release contains several updates and fixes.

Updates and fixes in this release

  • A vulnerability was found in the software for the Caching appliances which has been patched and fixed. 
  • A vulnerability was found in the software for the DNS/DHCP appliances which has been patched and fixed.

6.7.2

25 November 2014

Men & Mice Announces the release of version 6.7.2 of the Men & Mice Suite. This release contains several updates and fixes.

Updates and fixes in this release

  • It is now possible to select "Edit server name" for unresponsive appliances

  • HTML reserved characters in custom filter names are now rendered correctly in the web UI

  • When asking if the Management Console should be updated, version numbers to upgrade from and to are no longer reversed

  • Fixed an issue where the Windows installer for Men & Mice Central didn't always replace binaries for the service

  • Re-introduced "Free" column to range/scope list

  • Fixed issue where DHCP group location for ISC DHCP servers was always reported as being outside of any subnet

  • Fixed issue where certain DHCP options didn't work properly on Microsoft DHCP

  • Editing list of preferred servers now works correctly for multi-forest AD zones
  • When a reservation with a lease is deleted, the lease is now shown correctly in the UI
  • Migrated scopes are now disabled correctly if the user requests it
  • it is now possible to duplicate zones on generic DNS servers
  • Management Console now prompts for save comment when adding slave, stub and forward zones
  • Various performance and stability enhancements

6.7.1

15 October 2014

Men & Mice Announces the release of version 6.7.1 of the Men & Mice Suite. This release contains several updates and fixes.

Updates and fixes in this release

  • A bug was fixed where it was not possible to add TXT records in AD Integrated zones or static zones that were managed agent free
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OS X Yosemite support. Due to changes in the startup mechanism of the OS, the previous startup scripts do not work. Therefore we do not currently support OS X Yosemite.

6.7.0

8. October 2014

Men & Mice Announces version 6.7 of the Men & Mice Suite

Version 6.7 of the Men & Mice Suite contains a number of new features and enhancements.

Features

  • Remote syslog support for the DDI appliances. Allows an appliance administrator to configure the DDI appliance so that it sends log files to a remote syslog server. Supports UDP/TCP and IPv4/IPv6. 
  • Generic DNS Server Support. This feature makes it easy for the Men & Mice Suite to be integrated with all kinds of DNS servers, such as PowerDNS and Route53.
  • Service monitoring. The first stage in service monitoring involves the monitoring of the crucial DNS and DHCP services that are being run on the managed servers. The Management console will indicate when a service goes down.
  • Support for the TLSA record type. The TLSA record is a record for DNS-based Authentication of Named Entities (DANE). It is used to associate a TLS server certificate with the domain name where the record resides.
  • Support for AD integrated stub and forward zones

Improvements

  • Roles have been created in order to make access control and user management more easy. In addition to a set of built-in roles, it is easy to create new roles and assign users or groups to them. 
  • Creating and managing reverse zones has been improved. 
  • Improved user experience. The "Jump to" feature has been made more accessible which enables easier access to various objects in the Men & Mice Management console. 

 

Men & Mice customers can get version 6.7.0 here

 

6.6.2

15 July 2014

Men & Mice Announces the release of version 6.6.2 of the Men & Mice Suite. This release contains several updates and fixes.

Don't have version 6.6 yet?

Take a look at the new features in the Men & Mice Suite 6.6 Release Notes and see what you are missing out on!

Updates and fixes in this release

  • Fixed bug that made it impossible to edit DNS records through the web interface in version 6.6.1
  • Online help in the web interface should now always display the correct help page
  • Users without IPAM license should no longer be denied access to certain DNS records because of IPAM access restrictions
  • DNS Server Controller for BIND no longer overrides global zone transfer restrictions when attempting to allow zone transfers to localhost
  • Search and Update wizard no longer clips search results that are too wide to show in the wizard dialog

6.6.1

5 June 2014

Men & Mice Announces the release of version 6.6.1 of the Men & Mice Suite. This release contains several updates and fixes.

Don't have version 6.6 yet?

Take a look at the new features in the Men & Mice Suite 6.6 Release Notes and see what you are missing out on!

Updates and fixes in this release

  • Improved stability when working with Cisco DHCP servers
  • Various improvements to the appliance backup/restore feature
  • The TXT record data dialog box now always appears when the Edit button is clicked
  • It is now possible to manage TXT records with more than 255 characters on BIND servers through the Management Console
  • Access to Devices and Interfaces is no longer limited by or related to access to IP Address Ranges
  • Zone transfer restrictions are no longer being set/overridden on new zones on BIND servers
  • Active Directory specific resource records are no longer editable
  • Various performance and stability enhancements

6.6.0

15. May 2014

Men & Mice Announces version 6.6 of the Men & Mice Suite

Version 6.6 of the Men & Mice Suite contains a number of new features and enhancements.

Important

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If you are using Linux DNS/DHCP servers that are running an old and unsupported OS (i.e. RHEL 4.x or older, SuSE 9.x or older, or Ubuntu 9.x or older), these servers can no longer be managed after upgrading to Men & Mice Suite version 6.6. Please upgrade the OS on these servers before upgrading Men & Mice

Features

  • Utilization of static subnets displayed in the Management Console and the Web UI
    Real-time utilization of static subnets is now displayed for static subnets in the user interfaces, which allows users and administrators to quickly see the utilization percentage of the subnets.  The utilization information can be copied out from the console for easy reports and the users can furthermore sort and filter by the utilization.  Filtering of the utilization can be combined with other filters so the user can, as an example, get a list of all subnets of a specific size, or of a specific type that are more than 85% utilized.
  • Smart-filters
    In previous versions of Men & Mice the user could save filters, which would appear on the left side panel in the Management Console.  When the filter was applied, the user wouldn’t see the exact filter statement; he would only see the results.  Now the filters have become much more powerful.  The user can save filters and place them in “smart”-folders and they will now appear in the left-side view below the object type they apply to.  The user can also right-click the filter, change its name and the filter statement.  Filters created by the “administrator” user are global, i.e. they are visible by all users.
  • Support for RPZ, aka DNS Firewall
    Men & Mice now support the Response Policy Zone framework in BIND, which is the underlying mechanism of DNS Firewalls.  Administrators can create and define RPZ zones with Men & Mice or, via the tool, configure the DNS servers to subscribe to RPZ feeds from trusted sources.
  • SNMP Profiles and SNMPv3
    Multiple SNMP profiles can now be created in the tool.  This allows enterprises with complex networks that wish to use Men & Mice to pull discovery information from routers that belong to different security realms to create a profile for each realm.  With the addition of SNMPv3, profile can be for version 1, 2c or 3 and can contain different settings, such as authentication and community strings.
  • Appliance diagnostic access
    The Men & Mice Appliances, both DDI and Caching, now have a read-only diagnostic shell access that can be used to run troubleshooting commands (such as dig, drill, etc) and to gather information and logs from the appliances.  The access is read-only so no changes can be made to the configuration or data on the appliances using the diagnostic access.
  • Backup and restore of appliances
    Men & Mice Central now stores a backup of full configuration and data from all the managed appliances.  Full backups are taken daily and incremental backups are taken each time a change is made on the appliances.  If an appliance becomes unavailable for some reason, a new appliance can be configured with the same IP address as the unavailable appliance and all configuration, including DNS and DHCP data, network configuration and other settings is restored from the backup to the new appliance making it identical to the unavailable appliance.

Improvements

  • Access can now be set for the DNS Analysis feature
  • Access can be set for management of DNS Wildcard records
  • Various performance and stability enhancements.

Men & Mice customers can get version 6.6.0.100 here

6.5.0

10. February 2014

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Version 6.5.x requires 6.3 activation keys. If you are upgrading from an older version (<= 6.2), make sure that you have obtained the correct activation keys before installing the new version.

Features

  • The Men & Mice Suite can be configured to run in High Availability mode. When running in High Availability mode, multiple copies of Men & Mice Central can be running and at any  given time one of them will be the active instance.  If the active instance fails, one of the other Centrals will assume the active role and all clients, whether be regular user interfaces or script APIs will automatically fail over to the new Central.
  • OpenStack support. It is possible to add and manage OpenStack clouds from within the Men & Mice Suite. When an OpenStack cloud has been added to the Men & Mice Suite it is possible create cloud networks and add subnets to cloud networks.

Improvements

  • Improved support for Windows Server 2012 R2.
  • Various performance and stability enhancements.


6.4.5

November 20th, 2013

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Version 6.4.x requires 6.3 activation keys. If you are upgrading from an older version (<= 6.2), make sure that you have obtained the correct activation keys before installing the new version.

Features

  • The DNS Caching Appliance is now a part of the Men & Mice Suite and all configuration of the DNS Caching Appliance is now done from within the Men & Mice Suite
  • The Update Manager can now update Men & Mice Central
  • The new Jump To Box allows users to quickly access various objects directly by typing the object name in the Jump To Box
  • It is now possible to configure Anycast (OSPF and BGP) on the DNS/DHCP Appliance
  • Configuration of Advanced DHCP options for the ISC DHCP server has been added

Improvements

  • The DNS/DHCP Appliance is now running BIND 9.9.4 with the RRL option enabled
  • The ISC DHCP server on the DNS/DHCP Appliance has been updated to version 4.2.5-P1
  • The performance of the DHCP server on the DNS/DHCP Appliance has been improved significantly when generating leases
  • Various stability and performance improvements

 

 


Older versions

For older versions (<= 6.4.5), see ftp://ftp.menandmice.com/pub/mmsuite/current/ReleaseNotes.txt

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