MaraDNS

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MaraDNS
Developer(s) Sam Trenholme
Stable release
2.0.15 / February 5, 2018; 7 months ago (2018-02-05)[1]
Repository Edit this at Wikidata
Operating system Unix-like, Windows
Standard(s) RFC1034, RFC1035
Type DNS server
License BSD license
Website www.maradns.org

MaraDNS is an open-source (BSD licensed) Domain Name System (DNS) implementation, which acts as either a caching, recursive, or authoritative nameserver.[2][3][4][5]

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.[6] 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 [7] MaraDNS can add both IP records and the corresponding PTR "reverse DNS lookup" record.[8] It can be used as a master DNS server, and, with some caveats, as a slave DNS server.[9] MaraDNS currently does not support DNSSEC because of a lack of money for the developer to implement it using the LibTom library.[10]

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.[11]

MaraDNS releases are distributed with a BSD-type license.[12]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "MaraDNS changelog". Retrieved 22 June 2018.
  2. ^ 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
  3. ^ Danchev, Dancho. "How OpenDNS, PowerDNS and MaraDNS remained unaffected by the DNS cache poisoning vulnerability". ZDNet. Retrieved 2009-10-10.
  4. ^ Jian Jiang; Jinjin Liang; Kang Li; Jun Li; Haixin Duan; Jianping Wu (2012), Ghost Domain Names: Revoked Yet Still Resolvable (PDF), p. 10, archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-04-25
  5. ^ Schroder, Carla (2007). Linux Networking Cookbook (Paperback). O'Reilly. p. 545. ISBN 0-596-10248-8.
  6. ^ "DNS Server (and Related) Software for Unix (MaraDNS section)". Retrieved 2013-04-05.
  7. ^ "Open Source Patches". Archived from the original on 2013-07-03. Retrieved 2013-04-05.
  8. ^ 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.
  9. ^ 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.
  10. ^ "I would love DNSSEC for MaraDNS". Retrieved 2017-10-26.
  11. ^ "DNS Server (and Related) Software for Unix (Deadwood section)". Retrieved 2013-04-05.
  12. ^ 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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