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ext-Dns is a software solution, written by ASPL (Advanced Software Production Line, S.L.), that is composed by a core library, an extensible forward dns server and some additional tools designed to create DNS server solutions that are able to do any additional operation at the resolution level (running commands, rewriting replies, gathering stats and so on), without any limit.
ext-Dns comes to provide a ready to use solution in the case you want to build a DNS server that takes additional actions at the resolution level in an easy way, that is, its design is focused on allowing people to implement whatever they like when a request is received, freeing them from most of the details that involves handling DNS protocol.
In the case of ext-DnsD, a part from the features it provides, its support for "forward when unknown" concept (via FORWARD cmd) allows to implement powerful intercepting DNS servers that can reply to any question, but changing those required.
Note that, if you are looking for a DNS server that just resolves against a database and nothing else, it is better to use another DNS solutions available like: PowerDNS (which we really like it), ISC Bind, MaraDNS and many more...
If you ever wanted to build a DNS server that does certain operations when it receives an incoming request, then ext-dns is for you!
Founded in 2000, its main development line is to provide software development and support to install GNU/Linux enterprise servers that provides mail, file and firewall services.
Visit our home page at http://www.aspl.es to know more about us.
New ext-Dns 0.3.1 stable release, ready to use in production envirioment.
This new release includes several fixings and improments in the core library (libext-dns) as well as new options at ext-dnsD server to have more power to produce replies to NS, SOA or MX queries. Now ext-dndD includes additional code to supervise and kill child resolvers that are taking too long or to create new childs when some of them died.
See all details at the release note: ext-Dns 0.3.1: "If you are in doubt, leave it out" release.
First official ext-Dns release ready to use in production envirioment.
See all details at the release note: ext-Dns 0.2.1: "Call it what you want" release.