We are proud to announce the first beta release of PowerDNS Recursor 4.7.0.
Compared to the previous major (4.6) release of PowerDNS Recursor, this release contains the following major changes:
- A configurable way of adding Additional records to answers sent to the client, so the client does not have to ask for these records.
- The step sizes for Query Minimization are now computed following to guidelines in RFC 9156.
- The Recursor now schedules tasks to resolve IPv6 addresses of name servers not learned by glue records. This has the consequence that, if applicable, name servers will be contacted over IPv6 more often.
- An experimental implementation of unilateral DoT probing. This allows the Recursor to learn if a an authoritative servers supports DoT.
- Recursor has gained a way to fall back to parent NS set if contacting servers in the child NS set does not lead to an answer. This works around some broken authoritative servers configurations.
- ZONEMD validation of the zones retrieved by the Zone to Cache, providing integrity guarantees for the zone retrieved.
- The table recording round trip times of authoritative server IP addresses is now shared between threads to make it more effective and to reduce its memory footprint.
- A Lua FFI hook for post-resolve interception: postresolve_ffi, providing a very fast way to do post-resolve Lua scripting.
With the final 4.7 release, the 4.4.x releases will be EOL and the 4.5.x and 4.6.x releases will go into critical fixes only mode. Consult the EOL policy for more details.
We would also like to mention that with the 4.5 release we stopped supporting systems using 32-bit time. This includes most 32-bit Linux platforms.
We are grateful to the PowerDNS community for the reporting of bugs, issues, feature requests, and especially to the submitters of fixes and implementations of features.