PowerDNS Recursor 4.0.5 Release Candidate 1 released!

May 19, 2017

Today we are releasing the first release candidate of version 4.0.5 of the PowerDNS Recursor. The most import change is the addition of the KSK-2017, the new root key for DNSSEC, that will be used to sign the root starting October 11th 2017 (read more about the keyroll). If you do DNSSEC validation, upgrading is mandatory to continue to validate DNSSEC after October 11th 2017! Also on the DNSSEC front, Kees Monshouwer added support for validating ed25519 (algorithm 15) signatures when linked against libsodium. Packages supplied by us have this support enabled.

The RPZ module has also seen a steady number of improvements, one is support for RPZ wildcard target names and several stability and performance improvements.

The full changelog looks like this:

Bug fixes

Additions and Enhancements

Tarballs (sig) and packages for different operating systems can be downloaded from the downloads website. The packages are versioned so that users of the 4.0.x repositories can download and install them (using dpkg -i or rpm -U) and when the final release of 4.0.5 is added to the repositories, the package will be upgraded to the version in the repository.

Please test these packages and provide feedback.

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Pieter Lexis

Pieter Lexis

Senior Developer at PowerDNS


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