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This is the PowerDNS Community Page

For information about PowerDNSSEC, please see this wiki page and !


PowerDNS is an advanced high performance authoritative nameserver with a host of backends. Besides plain BIND configuration files, PDNS reads information from MySQL, Oracle, PostgreSQL and many other databases. Backends can easily be written in any language, and a sample Perl backend is provided. This page is intended as an interactive center for the PowerDNS community, users and developers. and are made possible by XS4ALL!

PowerDNS has five kinds of 'outlets':


Getting PowerDNS packages

Access to the source, applying patches

 GitHub is the new place to be!

You can download the source from the page mentioned above. To get really involved, you can get access to the source repository using Subversion. The repository is available on  svn://

To submit patches, checkout the trunk, do your editing, and send the output of svn diff to the pdns-dev list. The source can also be browsed online here.

Building a functioning PowerDNS from the repository, or applying patches, is a bit more work, read all about it in the HACKING section.

You may also like our  GitHub bridge.

Wiki pages

External links

Tasks we need help with

  • Reviving OS X support
  • Solaris packages
  • Testing backends
  • Writing regression tests, see here
  • Collecting and documenting the plethora of web frontends
  • Managing our tickets:
    • verifying that bugs reported for old versions still apply to new versions
    • reproducing unclear tickets to clarify them
    • writing patches!

Or read/edit the TODO list.