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8.3.4

August 2nd, 2018

Men & Mice announces the release of Version 8.3.4 of the Men & Mice Suite.

This is a maintenance release containing various fixes and improvements. 

Bug

  • An issue was fixed on the Men & Mice appliances regarding SNMP trap behavior
  • An issue was fixed when migrating a DNS zone between servers
  • An issue was fixed where the GetDNSServers SOAP command would return elements in the wrong order
  • An issue was fixed where it was not possible to migrate a DNS zone in to a cloud account if it has a shorthand notation for the TTL
  • An issue was fixed where creating a related PTR record would not use the best matching reverse zone by default
  • An issue was fixed where in a specific scenario a user could not create an SPF record in Route53

 

 

 

8.3.3

June 25th, 2018

Men & Mice announces the release of Version 8.3.3 of the Men & Mice Suite.

This is a maintenance release containing various fixes and improvements. 

Bug

  • An issue was fixed where the server running Men & Mice Central could not resolve the hostname of a DHCP server which caused issues in the DHCP synchronization.
  • An issue was fixed with folders for DHCP servers
  • An issue was fixed where an upgrade failed where the database backend was a german version of the SQL server

Improvements

  • DHCP option 43 is now editable as ASCII and binary

8.3.2

April 11th, 2018

Men & Mice announces the release of Version 8.3.2 of the Men & Mice Suite.

This is a maintenance release containing various fixes and improvements. 

Bug

  • Fixed an issue where properties would not get updated after changing a property for a cloud service
  • Fixed an issue where DNS records could be lost when there is an error migrating a zone to a cloud provider
  • Fixed an issue where adding DHCP Scopes into Men & Mice would not be logged in the audit log
  • Fixed an issue where option 43 on Cisco DHCP Scopes would be represented incorrectly
  • Fixed an issue where the rules for DHCP Scope name and description were not always enforced correctly
  • Fixed an issue where syncing a cloud service account could fail if duplicate virtual networks exists
  • Fixed an issue where the DHCP Server Controller that manages Cisco DHCP crashes frequently
  • Fixed an issue where the Management Console could crash when migrating zones
  • Fixed an issue where Central could crash under some extreme circumstances
  • Fixed an error that could occur when reconfiguring existing cloud account
  • Fixed an issue that could cause external scripts for Ranges to time-out
  • Fixed an issue where the AD forest name for a DNS Server would not be updated 
  • Fixed an issue where IP addresses and A records would not be associated in some cases
  • Fixed an issue where the Management Console could run out of memory in some very large environments
  • Fixed an issue where Central would not stop gracefully in a timely manner while adding DHCP servers into Men & Mice
  • Fixed an issue where the keys directory would not be copied to the correct location when installing the DNS Server Controller on BIND servers

Improvements

  • Add ability to import custom network discovery information for ranges
  • Improve reliability of agent-free DHCP management
  • Improve performance of adding DHCP servers into Men & Mice
  • Improve performance of DHCP Synchronization time in very active environments
  • Improve performance of parallel management of MS DHCP servers
  • Drastically improve performance of removing DHCP servers from Men & Mice
  • Improve logging during DHCP Synchronization
  • Increase the maximum body size for API calls through the Men & Mice Web Services from 100KB to 30MB
  • Improve performance of ping discovery and reduce its effect on the rest of the system

8.3.1

January 17th, 2018

Men & Mice announces the release of Version 8.3.1 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 vulnerability
    • CVE-2017-3145: 

      Improper fetch cleanup sequencing in the resolver can cause named to crash.

      BIND was improperly sequencing cleanup operations on upstream
      recursion fetch contexts, leading in some cases to a use-after-free
      error that can trigger an assertion failure and crash in named.


8.3.0

January 11th, 2018

Men & Mice announces the release of Version 8.3 of the Men & Mice Suite. 

This version will be supported for 2 years or until January 11th, 2020. 

New Features and Improvements

Performance and Scalability Enhancements

Large DHCP environments present particular challenges to the synchronization of large numbers of DHCP servers and large numbers of DHCP scopes. 

Version 8.3 of the Men & Mice Suite contains various enhancements that lighten the load for Microsoft DHCP servers, making DHCP server management more efficient.

Several optimizations have been made for syncing Microsoft DHCP servers:

  • Reduced network traffic, especially between the Central server and a DHCP server controller. 
  • Improved database performance when processing data from a DHCP server.
  • Reduced load on a DHCP server while it is being synced.

 

See the Men & Mice blog for more information. 

Akamai Cloud DNS Support

From Version 8.3, the Men & Mice Suite supports Akamai Fast DNS. Due to limitations in the current Akamai Fast DNS API, users need to create and delete DNS zones through Akamai's Luna Control Center. This will be rectified when the new Akamai REST API is released in the first half of 2018. 
See Cloud Integration for more information.

Improvements

  • Support for the CAA record type was added in the Men & Mice Suite and for the cloud services Amazon Route53, Dyn, Azure and NS1
  • The authentication mechanism in the Men & Mice Web Services was enhanced
  • Session management in the Men & Mice Web Services was enhanced
  • Logging was improved in the case of using the -z parameter at startup of Men & Mice Central
  • The GetRanges SOAP API call now returns elements in the same order as specified in WSDL
  • Improvements were made for modifying access to IP ranges in a large and busy environment
  • The AddDNSZones SOAP command was improved so that non-master zones could be created
  • An option was added to enable expanding or collapsing of all ranges in the hierarchical view of the Management Console
  • Added a "Copy/Select All" menu to lists in the "Device details" window
  • Due to security issues, dnscmd.exe which was included in the DNS Remote Controller, has now been removed from the installer
  • PTR record creation for RPZ zones has been disabled by default
  • Synchronization to Azure DNS has been optimized
  • Backup interval for MS DHCP servers has been increased to a default value of 6 hours. 

Bug Fixes

  • An issue was fixed where certain users had the wrong database collation detected 
  • The Management Console now reconnects correctly if the network connection is temporarily broken for users with Single Sign On (SSO)
  • An issue was fixed where Kerberos authentication in the Men & Mice Web Services would fail when the security token size would be greater than 10k
  • An issue was fixed where the Men & Mice Web Services (MMWS) would crash under specific circumstances
  • An issue was fixed where "ghost" ranges would be created in the case of external range commands that have failed
  • An issue was fixed where a race condition could result in confusion regarding cloud services when adding a new cloud service through the Management Console
  • An issue was fixed where only the built-in administrator could enable/disable scavenging for records
  • An issue that prevented PowerDNS users from making changes to DNS zones through the generic DNS controller, was fixed
  • An issue was fixed in the zone migration wizard where it would, in some cases, delete the history, properties and access rights of the original zone
  • An issue was fixed where after changing an IP address in an A record inside a zone, the DNS names in the respective range would not be updated
  • An issue was fixed in the Web UI where Host Editor didn't always allow "All" even when records were the same in both zone instances
  • An issue was fixed where creating a new zone on Dyn could take longer than expected and result in an error
  • An issue was fixed where slave zones were not visible when there were master zones with the same name, but in a different view
  • An issue was fixed where load balance DHCP failover relationships on MS DHCP Servers would not be included in the scope creation wizard
  • An issue was fixed where license keys for Men & Mice Appliances would be required to manage local zones for a local Unbound DNS server
  • An issue was fixed where SPF records on Route53 were being synced incorrectly
  • An issue was fixed where the DNS Remote Controller could crash in the case of Route53 reading unknown record types
  • An issue was fixed where the DNS Remote controller could crash when running on Gentoo
  • An issue was fixed where the Men & Mice Central service was not able to start in certain circumstances
  • An issue was fixed where an error indicating that an object could not be saved because it was modified by another user, would be displayed in the case of adding a round robin A record in instances where custom properties for an IP addresses exists
  • An issue was fixed where the Management Console would run out of memory in a very large environment (number of zones exceeding 150,000)
  • An issue was fixed where the system was unable to replicate NS records when creating an xDNS group
  • An issue was fixed where IP address usage was not being calculated correctly for addresses that had multiple A records
  • An issue was fixed where subnet utilization calculation could fail for environments containing large numbers of DHCP scopes, leases and reservations
  • An issue was fixed where the keys directory was not copied when migrating BIND servers

End-of-Life Announcements

  • Support for Windows Server 2008 (non-R2) has been discontinued in Version 8.3 of the Men & Mice Suite.
  • Version 7.1 of the Men & Mice Suite is no longer supported. 



 

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