Can pdns-recursor forward . ? / Re: [Pdns-users] Where can I download Windows binaries?

Leen Besselink leen at
Tue Jul 29 11:37:27 UTC 2008

On Tue, Jul 29, 2008 at 12:53:04PM +0200, bert hubert wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 29, 2008 at 12:49:24PM +0200, Leen Besselink wrote:
> > I have an other reason I might want a windows binary. In this case
> > for PowerDNS-recursor.
> You can compile the powerdns recursor on windows if you are reasonably
> windows savvy. It takes me around two days to get it working usually.
> But I really hope someone else will do this, and I'd love to help!

Is it a Visual Studio or something like cygwin you use to compile it ?

I have VS6 at work, possible newer as well.

There is a fairly-free-edition as I understand it, I guess it should be
made to work on that (if VS is used).

But as with most people, my problem is not so much with will-power, but
with time.

> > And Windows XP doesn't support DNS over IPv6, installing a local
> > forwarding IPv6-enabled PowerDNS-recursor might a be solution to
> > that ? Can I forward . ? I've never tried it.
> It might, unsure. Bit of an odd construction :-)

Yes, I agree.

If it doesn't work, it's probably because at startup it updates the
nameservers for .

But maybe adding one extra check could solve that.

I'm not saying bind is a good example, but bind does support this
mode of operation.

Who said adding features was a bad idea (if it doesn't complicate
the code) ? ;-)

> 	Bert
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