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"dnsdist is a highly DNS-, DoS- and abuse-aware loadbalancer. Its goal in life is to route traffic to the best server, delivering top performance to legitimate users while shunting or blocking abusive traffic."

See here for an introduction to dnsdist. Or view the sample configuration file. The documentation may also be interesting. Finally, the DNS-OARC presentation is here (VIDEO!).

Getting dnsdist

Grab the latest 1.1 release or development packages from our repositories. The announcement of 1.1.0 is here.

Compiling dnsdist

Prefer to compile yourself? Checkout the instructions on the download page.


dnsdist is licensed under the GNU General Public License, version 2

Questions, requests or comments?

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If you require commercial support, please see the PowerDNS.com website or email us at powerdns.support.sales@powerdns.com.