Authoritative Server 4.7.0-alpha1

Feb 17, 2022


this is the first Alpha release for Authoritative Server 4.7.0. It brings a couple of new features into the hands of our users early.

New features:

  • lmdbbackend databases now get a UUID assigned, making it easy for external software to spot if a database was completely replaced
  • lmdbbackend databases now optionally use random IDs for objects
  • a new LUA function called ifurlextup

A full list of changes can be found in the changelog.

Please make sure to read the Upgrade Notes before upgrading.

The tarball (signature) is available at Packages for various distributions are available from

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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Peter van Dijk

Peter van Dijk

Senior Developer at PowerDNS

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