First Beta Release of PowerDNS Recursor 4.4.0


We are proud to announce the first beta release of what should become PowerDNS Recursor 4.4.0.

Compared to the last alpha release, this release contains new features with respect to RPZ processing (in particular chasing of CNAMES from an RPZ and better logging of RPZ hit information in protobuf, Lua bindings and the trace log) and improved ability to use a local root-zone.

Please refer to the changelog for additional details.

The tarball (signature) is available at and packages for CentOS 6, 7 and 8, Debian Stretch and Buster, Ubuntu Xenial, Bionic and Focal are available from

We would like to thank all contributors (in particular Josh Soref and phonedph1) for their efforts in creating this release.

Please send us all feedback and issues you might have via the mailing list, or in case of a bug, via GitHub.

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