pdnsd - A caching dns proxy for small networks or dialin accounts

Distribution: CentOS 6
Repository: Nux Misc x86_64
Package name: pdnsd
Package version: 1.2.9a
Package release: par
Package architecture: x86_64
Package type: rpm
Installed size: 899.70 KB
Download size: 281.82 KB
Official Mirror: li.nux.ro
pdnsd is a proxy DNS daemon with permanent (disk-)cache and the ability to serve local records. It is designed to detect network outages or hangups and to prevent DNS-dependent applications like Netscape Navigator from hanging. The original author of pdnsd is Thomas Moestl, but pdnsd is no longer maintained by him. This is an extensively revised version by Paul A. Rombouts. For a description of the changes see http://members.home.nl/p.a.rombouts/pdnsd.html and the file README.par in /usr/share/doc/pdnsd-1.2.9a This package was built for a RedHat distribution. It's possible to rebuild the source RPM with isdn support using the rpmbuild option: --with isdn It's possible to rebuild the source RPM with ipv6 support using the rpmbuild option: --with ipv6



  • config(pdnsd) = 1.2.9a-par
  • pdnsd = 1.2.9a-par
  • pdnsd(x86-64) = 1.2.9a-par


    Source package: pdnsd-1.2.9a-par.src.rpm

    Install Howto

    1. Create the repository config file /etc/yum.repos.d/nux-misc.repo:
      name=Nux Misc
    2. Install pdnsd rpm package:
      # yum --enablerepo=nux-misc install pdnsd


    • /etc/pdnsd.conf.sample
    • /etc/rc.d/init.d/pdnsd
    • /usr/sbin/pdnsd
    • /usr/sbin/pdnsd-ctl
    • /usr/share/doc/pdnsd-1.2.9a/AUTHORS
    • /usr/share/doc/pdnsd-1.2.9a/COPYING
    • /usr/share/doc/pdnsd-1.2.9a/COPYING.BSD
    • /usr/share/doc/pdnsd-1.2.9a/ChangeLog
    • /usr/share/doc/pdnsd-1.2.9a/ChangeLog.old
    • /usr/share/doc/pdnsd-1.2.9a/INSTALL
    • /usr/share/doc/pdnsd-1.2.9a/NEWS
    • /usr/share/doc/pdnsd-1.2.9a/README
    • /usr/share/doc/pdnsd-1.2.9a/README.par
    • /usr/share/doc/pdnsd-1.2.9a/README.par.old
    • /usr/share/doc/pdnsd-1.2.9a/THANKS
    • /usr/share/doc/pdnsd-1.2.9a/TODO
    • /usr/share/doc/pdnsd-1.2.9a/contrib/README
    • /usr/share/doc/pdnsd-1.2.9a/contrib/change_pdnsd_server_ip.pl
    • /usr/share/doc/pdnsd-1.2.9a/contrib/dhcp2pdnsd
    • /usr/share/doc/pdnsd-1.2.9a/contrib/pdnsd_dhcp.pl
    • /usr/share/doc/pdnsd-1.2.9a/doc/pdnsd-ctl.8
    • /usr/share/doc/pdnsd-1.2.9a/doc/pdnsd.8
    • /usr/share/doc/pdnsd-1.2.9a/doc/pdnsd.conf
    • /usr/share/doc/pdnsd-1.2.9a/doc/pdnsd.conf.5
    • /usr/share/doc/pdnsd-1.2.9a/doc/html/dl.html
    • /usr/share/doc/pdnsd-1.2.9a/doc/html/doc.html
    • /usr/share/doc/pdnsd-1.2.9a/doc/html/faq.html
    • /usr/share/doc/pdnsd-1.2.9a/doc/html/index.html
    • /usr/share/doc/pdnsd-1.2.9a/doc/txt/faq.txt
    • /usr/share/doc/pdnsd-1.2.9a/doc/txt/intro.txt
    • /usr/share/doc/pdnsd-1.2.9a/doc/txt/manual.txt
    • /usr/share/man/man5/pdnsd.conf.5.gz
    • /usr/share/man/man8/pdnsd-ctl.8.gz
    • /usr/share/man/man8/pdnsd.8.gz
    • /var/cache/pdnsd/pdnsd.cache


    2012-01-31 - Paul A. Rombouts <p.a.rombouts@home.nl> - Prevent makefiles and perl scripts from being installed in the documentation directory.

    2012-01-28 - Paul A. Rombouts <p.a.rombouts@home.nl> - Update the (Source) URLs.

    2007-08-04 - Paul Rombouts <p.a.rombouts@home.nl> - License is now GPL version 3

    2006-03-24 - Paul Rombouts <p.a.rombouts@home.nl> - Instead of using a fixed default value for run_as_uid, I let useradd choose the uid if run_as_uid is undefined.

    2005-12-29 - Paul Rombouts <p.a.rombouts@home.nl> - TCP-query support is now compiled in by default, but can be disabled using "--without tcpqueries".

    2003-07-20 - Paul Rombouts <p.a.rombouts@home.nl> - Changed default run_as ID from "nobody" to "pdnsd"

    2003-06-20 - Paul Rombouts <p.a.rombouts@home.nl> - Added configuration option for NPTL.

    2003-06-07 - Paul Rombouts <p.a.rombouts@home.nl> - Added automatic definition of distro using _vendor macro.

    2003-05-22 - Paul Rombouts <p.a.rombouts@home.nl> - Ensured that modification times of acconfig.h and configure.in are not changed by patching to avoid unwanted reconfigure during make phase.

    2003-05-20 - Paul Rombouts <p.a.rombouts@home.nl> - Applied my customized patch file. See READ.par for details.