[Pdns-dev] PowerDNS Recursor 4.0.0 Alpha 2 released

Pieter Lexis pieter.lexis at powerdns.com
Wed Mar 9 15:33:04 UTC 2016

Hi all,

We're happy to announce the release of the PowerDNS Recursor 4.0.0 Alpha 2.

This release features many low-level performance fixes and restores forward-zones functionality.

Changes([1] has the changelog with clickable links) from 4.0.0-alpha1 are:

    #3259, #3280 The PowerDNS Recursor now properly uses GNU autoconf and autotools for building and installing
    OpenSSL crypto primitives are now used for DNSSEC validation
    #3313 Implement the logic we need to generate EDNS MAC fields in dnsdist & read them in recursor
    #3350 Add lowercase-outgoing feature to Recursor
    #3410 Recuweb is now built-in to the daemon
    #3230 API: drop JSONP, add web security headers (Christian Hofstaedtler)
    #3485 Allow multiple carbon-servers
    #3427, #3479, #3472 MTasker modernization (Andrew Nelless)

Bug fixes

    #3444, #3442 RPZ IXFR fixes
    #3448 Remove edns-subnet-whitelist whitelist pointing to powerdns.com (Christian Hofstaedtler)
    #3293 make asynchronous UDP Lua queries work again in 4.x
    #3365 Apply rcode set in UDPQueryResponse callback (Jan Broers)
    #3244 Fix the forward zones in the recursor
    #3135 Use 56 bits instead of 64 in EDNS Client Subnet option (Winfried Angele)
    #3527 Make the recursor counters atomic


    #3435 Add toStringNoDot and chopOff functions to Lua
    #3437 Add pdns.now timeval struct to recursor Lua
    #3352 Cache improvements
    #3502 Make second argument to pdnslog optional (Thiago Farina)
    #3520 Reduce log level of periodic statistics to notice (Jan Broers)

The tarball is available on the download site [2], packages for various platforms are available from our repositories[3].

1 - https://doc.powerdns.com/md/changelog/#powerdns-recursor-400-alpha2
2 - https://downloads.powerdns.com/releases/pdns-recursor-4.0.0-alpha2.tar.bz2
3 - https://repo.powerdns.com/

Pieter Lexis
PowerDNS.COM BV -- https://www.powerdns.com
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