Pdnsd is described as 'pdnsd is a proxy DNS server with permanent caching (the cache contents are written to hard disk on exit) that is designed to cope with unreachable or down DNS servers (for example in dial-in networking)'. There are six alternatives to Pdnsd for Windows, Linux and Mac. The best alternative is Acrylic DNS Proxy, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Pdnsd are YogaDNS (Free), DNSAgent (Free, Open Source), TinyProxy (Free, Open Source) and dnsmasq (Free, Open Source).
Acrylic is a local DNS proxy for Windows which improves the performance of your computer by caching the responses coming from your DNS servers and helps you fight unwanted ads through a custom HOSTS file.
Features: - Use regular expression to match the domain name. - Both IPv4 and IPv6 are supported. - Support non-standard listening port (ports other than 53). - It's possible to use DNSPod HttpDNS protocal to query for A record.
Dnsmasq is a lightweight, easy to configure DNS forwarder and DHCP server. It is designed to provide DNS and, optionally, DHCP, to a small network. It can serve the names of local machines which are not in the global DNS.