[Pdns-announce] Authoritative Server 3.4.0 Release Candidate

Peter van Dijk peter.van.dijk at netherlabs.nl
Tue Sep 23 08:08:53 UTC 2014

Hi everybody,

Release Candidate 2 of the PowerDNS Authoritative Server 3.4.0 is available from:


You are cordially invited to (carefully) test this Release Candidate for
correct behaviour.

Full release notes, with clickable links, are available from:

Here is a text-only version:

This is a performance, feature, bugfix and conformity update to 3.3.1 and any
earlier version. It contains a huge amount of work by various contributors, to
whom we are very grateful.

A list of changes since RC1 follows. For the complete changes since 3.3.1, see
the URL above.

Changes between RC1 and RC2:

  * commit bb6e54f: document udp6-queries, udp4-queries, add rd-queries,
    recursion-unanswered metrics & document. Closes ticket 1400.

  * commit 4a23af7: init script: support DAEMON_ARGS; commit 7e5b3a0: init
    script: ensure socket dir exists

  * commit dd930ed: don't import supermaster ips from other accounts

  * commit ed3afdf: fall back to central bind if reuseport bind fails; improves
    ticket 1715

  * commit 709ca59: GeoIP backend implementation. This is a new backend, still

  * commit bf5a484: support EVERY future version of OS X, fixes ticket 1702

  * commit 4dbaec6: Check for __FreeBSD_kernel__ as per https://
    lists.debian.org/debian-bsd/2006/03/msg00127.html, fixes ticket 1684;
    commit 74f389d: __FreeBSD_kernel__ is defined but empty on systems with
    FreeBSD kernels, breaking compile. Thanks pawal

  * commit 882ca9d: revert setpgrp changes

  * commit 2e6bbd8: Catch PDNSException in Signingpiper::helperWorker to avoid

  * commit 0ffd51d: improve error reporting on malformed labels

  * commit c48dec7: Fix forwarded TSIG message issue

  * commit dad70f2: skip TCP_DEFER_ACCEPT on platforms that do not have it
    (like FreeBSD); fixes ticket 1658

  * commit c7287b6: should fix ticket 1662, reloading while checking for
    domains that need to be notified in BIND, causing lock

  * commit 3e67ea8: allow OPT pseudo record type in IXFR query

  * commit a1caa8b: webserver: htmlescape VERSION and config name

  * commit df9d980: Remove "log-failed-updates" leftover

  * commit a1fe72a: Remove unused "soa-serial-offset" option
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