[Pdns-users] PowerDNS Recursor 3.1.3 released

Kees Monshouwer km at monshouwer.com
Tue Sep 12 20:05:48 UTC 2006

Recursor 3.1.3 RPMS for CentOS 4.x / RHEL  available from:


(only 36 minutes after the annoucement... Damm I fast ;-)


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "bert hubert" <bert.hubert at netherlabs.nl>
To: <pdns-users at mailman.powerdns.com>; <pdns-announce at mailman.powerdns.com>; 
<pdns-dev at mailman.powerdns.com>
Sent: Tuesday, September 12, 2006 9:29 PM
Subject: [Pdns-users] PowerDNS Recursor 3.1.3 released

> We are proud to release 3.1.3, compared to 3.1.2, this release again
> consists of a number of mostly minor bug fixes, and some slight
> improvements.
> Thanks to some recent migrations, this release, is already powering over 
> 40
> million internet connections that we know of. We appreciate hearing about
> succesful as well as unsuccesful migrations, please feel free to notify
> us (privately) of your experiences, good or bad.
> Source:
> http://downloads.powerdns.com/releases/pdns-recursor-3.1.3.tar.bz2
> I386, Debian, RPM:
> http://downloads.powerdns.com/releases/deb/pdns-recursor_3.1.3-1_i386.deb
> http://downloads.powerdns.com/releases/rpm/pdns-recursor-3.1.3-1.i386.rpm
> AMD64/X86_64, Debian, RPM:
> http://downloads.powerdns.com/releases/deb/pdns-recursor_3.1.3-1_amd64.deb
> http://downloads.powerdns.com/releases/rpm/pdns-recursor-3.1.3-1.x86_64.rpm
> These release notes, with clickable links, are also available on:
> http://doc.powerdns.com/changelog.html
> Many thanks are again due to Darren Gamble who together with his team has
> discovered many misconfigured domains that do work with some other name
> servers. DNS has long been tolerant of misconfigurations, PowerDNS intends
> to uphold that tradition. Almost all of the domains found by Darren now
> work as well in PowerDNS as in other name server implementations.
> Bug-fixes:
>  * The MThread default stack size was too small, which led to problems,
>    mostly on 64-bit platforms. This stack size is now configurable using
>    the stack-size setting should our estimate be off. Discovered by
>    Darren Gamble, Sten Spans and a number of others. Fixed in commit 868.
>  * Plug a small memory leak discovered by Kai and Darren Gamble, fixed in
>    commit 870.
>  * Switch from the excellent nedmalloc to dlmalloc, based on advice by
>    the nedmalloc author. Nedmalloc is optimised for multithreaded
>    operation, whereas the PowerDNS recursor is single threaded. The
>    version of nedmalloc shipped contained a number of possible bugs,
>    which are probably resolved by moving to dlmalloc. Some reported
>    crashes on hitting 2G of allocated memory on 64 bit systems might be
>    solved by this switch, which should also increase performance. See
>    commit 873 for details.
> Improvements:
>  * The cache is now explicitly aware of the difference between
>    authoritative and unauthoritative data, allowing it to deal with some
>    domains that have different data in the parent zone than in the
>    authoritative zone. Patch in commit 867.
>  * No longer try to parse DNS updates as if they were queries. Discovered
>    and fixed by Jan Gyselinck, fix in commit 871.
>  * Rebalance logging priorities for less log cluttering and add IP
>    address to a remote server error message. Noticed and fixed by Jan
>    Gyselinck (commit 877).
>  * Add logging-facility setting, allowing syslog to send PowerDNS logging
>    to a separate file. Added in commit 871.
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