What is MaraDNS ?MaraDNS is a free open-source computer program written by Sam Trenholme. I wrote MaraDNS while I was a college student and a travelling English teacher during the first 2000s decade. Now that I’m working as a professional software developer, the program is finished: I only provide bug fixes and other basic maintenance unless I’m getting paid.
MaraDNS implements the Domain Name System (DNS), an essential internet service. MaraDNS is open source software: This means that anyone is free to download, use, and modify the program free of charge, as per its license.
People like MaraDNS because it’s small, lightweight, easy to set up, and remarkably secure. It’s also cross platform — the program runs both in Windows and in UNIX clones.
More information describing MaraDNS is on the overview and summary page.
Current statusThe most recent version of MaraDNS is MaraDNS 2.0.16, made on August 16, 2018. More information is in the blog.
SupportIf you have a MaraDNS question or a bug report to file, please answer a brief survey to find the best avenue of support.
Mailing listThere is a low-traffic moderated mailing list where I post MaraDNS updates. To join the mailing list, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mailing list archives are here: Archive #1
The old forum also has a read-only archive: Forum archive
Other DNS serversSince MaraDNS is in deep freeze — I only fix security and other serious bugs — here is a list of some other DNS software out there.