MaraDNS

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MaraDNS
Developer(s) Sam Trenholme
Stable release 2.0.09 / February 14, 2014; 9 months ago (2014-02-14)
Operating system Unix-like, Windows
Type DNS server
License BSD license
Website www.maradns.org
Standard(s) RFC1034, RFC1035

MaraDNS is an open-source (BSD licensed) Domain Name System (DNS) implementation, which acts as either a caching, recursive, or authoritative nameserver.[1][2][3][4]

Features[edit]

MaraDNS has a string library, which is buffer overflow resistant and has its own random number generator. While MaraDNS does not directly support BIND zone files, its zone file format is similar and a converter to convert from BIND's zone file format is included.[5] MaraDNS runs as an unprivileged user inside of a chroot environment, while MaraDNS specifies the user and group to run as by user-ID, Simon Burnet has made a patch that makes it possible to supply a username [6] MaraDNS can add both IP records and the corresponding PTR "reverse DNS lookup" record.[7] It can be used as a master DNS server, and, with some caveats, as a slave DNS server.[8]

Deadwood includes built-in "DNS wall" filtering (to protect against external domains which resolve to local IPs), the ability to read and write the cache to a file, DNS-over-TCP support, the ability to optionally reject MX, IPv6 AAAA, and PTR queries, code that stops AR-spoofing attacks, among other features.[9]

MaraDNS releases are distributed with a BSD-type license.[10]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mens, Jan-Piet (2008). Alternative DNS Servers: Choice and Deployment, and Optional SQL/LDAP Back-Ends (Paperback). UIT Cambridge Ltd. pp. 76–94. ISBN 0-9544529-9-2.  This book devotes an entire chapter to MaraDNS
  2. ^ Danchev, Dancho. "How OpenDNS, PowerDNS and MaraDNS remained unaffected by the DNS cache poisoning vulnerability". ZDNet. Retrieved 2009-10-10. 
  3. ^ Jian Jiang; Jinjin Liang; Kang Li; Jun Li; Haixin Duan; Jianping Wu (2012), Ghost Domain Names: Revoked Yet Still Resolvable, p. 10 
  4. ^ Schroder, Carla (2007). Linux Networking Cookbook (Paperback). O'Reilly. p. 545. ISBN 0-596-10248-8. 
  5. ^ "DNS Server (and Related) Software for Unix (MaraDNS section)". Retrieved 2013-04-05. 
  6. ^ "Open Source Patches". Retrieved 2013-04-05. 
  7. ^ Mens, Jan-Piet (2008). Alternative DNS Servers: Choice and Deployment, and Optional SQL/LDAP Back-Ends (Paperback). UIT Cambridge Ltd. pp. 66, 81. ISBN 0-9544529-9-2. 
  8. ^ Mens, Jan-Piet (2008). Alternative DNS Servers: Choice and Deployment, and Optional SQL/LDAP Back-Ends (Paperback). UIT Cambridge Ltd. pp. 87, 89. ISBN 0-9544529-9-2. 
  9. ^ "DNS Server (and Related) Software for Unix (Deadwood section)". Retrieved 2013-04-05. 
  10. ^ Mens, Jan-Piet (2008). Alternative DNS Servers: Choice and Deployment, and Optional SQL/LDAP Back-Ends (Paperback). UIT Cambridge Ltd. p. 97. ISBN 0-9544529-9-2.  "The program is released under a BSD-type license"

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