Last Updated on July 14, 2023
MaraDNS is a small and lightweight cross-platform DNS server written with security, simplicity, and performance in mind.
The server is easy to configure for someone comfortable editing text configuration files.
MaraDNS consists of two primary components: A UDP-only authoritative DNS server for hosting domains, and a UDP and TCP-capable recursive DNS server for finding domains on the internet. MaraDNS’ recursive DNS server is called Deadwood, and it shares no code with MaraDNS’ authoritative DNS server.
MaraDNS has one daemon, the authoritative daemon (called “maradns”), that provides information to recursive DNS servers on the internet, and another daemon, the recursive daemon (called “Deadwood”), that gets DNS information from the internet for web browsers and other internet clients.
This is free and open source software.
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