This guide is for experienced UNIX/Linux/BSD users who just want to quickly try out MaraDNS

MaraDNS acts as an authoritative DNS server. Recursion is handled by the included "Deadwood" program.

To try out Deadwood as a recursive nameserver:

It is also possible to set up the program "maradns" as an authoritative name server:

Look in doc (in particular, the tutorial), or read the relevant man pages for more information on how to set up Deadwood and MaraDNS.