[MaraDNS list] AlphaDNS...

Rick Moen rick at linuxmafia.com
Fri Apr 29 19:06:35 EDT 2011

Quoting Bradley D. Thornton (Bradley at NorthTech.US):

> I was fumbling through things, and stumbled over what was claimed to
> be a 'fork' of MaraDNS:
> http://alfadns.org/wiki/A_quick-start_guide_for_experienced_UNIX_and_Linux_admins
> I don't see anywhere that Jefsey has forked anything at all, yet it's
> not too bad as far as a third party HowTo goes.

It seems that Jefsey aims to serve a specialised niche, ML-DNS, which
expands to either multilayered DNS, and involves DNS being more closely
integrated into 'extended naming functions' at higher layers in the
software stack.  At a guess, he's still in the design phase.

> I'm glad there's an loldns, Bernstein painted himself into a corner as
> far as I'm concerned and letting it go PD is what he should have done
> much sooner, but even so, I personally prefer MaraDNS for my own zones,
> and use named more for slaving zones served by MaraDNS than the other
> way around most of the time.

I will not dwell here on the legal pitfalls of PD declarations, as
that's far beyond the scope of this mailing list, but I've covered that
here:  http://linuxmafia.com/faq/Licensing_and_Law/public-domain.html

For those people who consider even an unproblematic one-line licence like 
  'Copyright (C) 2011 Owner Name. Do whatever you want with this work.'
too lengthy, loldns might not appeal, as Joshua Small uses for it a
quirky permissive licence of his devising.  However, Mark Johnson's fork
'zinq-djbdns' and Gerrit Pape's fork Debian djbdns/dbndns are both
professed to be public domain.

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