MaraDNS 1.4.04 released

Emin Akbulut eminakbulut at
Tue Aug 3 06:50:33 EDT 2010

Oops. Avira reports BDS/Backdoor.Gen in link

Should I ignore it?

On Sat, Jul 31, 2010 at 11:23 AM, Sam Trenholme <strenholme.usenet at
> wrote:

> Now that Deadwood is feature-complete, I have released MaraDNS 1.4.04.
> This is the most current stable release of MaraDNS; if using an older
> MaraDNS, please update to this release (yes, I ran a bunch of SQA
> tests so anything that worked before should work in 1.4.04).
> While the old recursive code is still in place to allow people to
> slowly make the transition to using Deadwood as their recursive DNS
> server, Deadwood 2.9.02 is included. The Windows version of MaraDNS
> has had its documentation updated to encourage people to use Deadwood
> instead of MaraDNS; I will also start nudging *NIX users along.
> I have also made a tool for getting entropy from the OS and putting it
> in a file. This is currently a very simple tool; it makes a random
> 64-byte file called secret.txt which MaraDNS and Deadwood can use. It
> acts like a UNIX command: There is no user interface; when it is run,
> it just silently creates the 64-byte random secret.txt file,
> overwriting any already existing secret.txt, and only outputting
> something if something goes wrong.
> It’s a lot better than the old “just type in some random text to make
> secret.txt” directions I have given. I plan on making it a little more
> friendly (failing if secret.txt already exists, and stating the
> secret.txt file has been created, and always pausing and having the
> user hit a key so they know what the program is doing if called from
> the GUI.)
> In addition, I fixed the bug with delegation NS records and ANY
> queries, as well as incorporating a NAPTR bugfix I made a few months
> ago in to the code. There is a full changelog at
> It can be looked at here:
> Or here:

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