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PowerDNS Alternatives

PowerDNS is described as 'DNS Server that runs on most Unix derivatives. PowerDNS features a large number of different backends ranging from simple BIND style zonefiles to relational databases and load balancing/failover algorithms. A DNS recursor is also included as a separate program' and is an app in the network & admin category. There are nine alternatives to PowerDNS for Linux, Mac, Windows, BSD and Self-Hosted solutions. The best alternative is Unbound, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like PowerDNS are BIND, djbdns, Knot DNS and MaraDNS.

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    Unbound

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    7 alternatives to Unbound 

    Unbound is a validating, recursive, and caching DNS resolver.

    The C implementation of Unbound is developed and maintained by NLnet Labs. It is based on ideas and algorithms taken from a java prototype developed by Verisign labs, Nominet, Kirei and ep.net.

    Unbound is designed as.

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    BIND

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Linux
    • BSD
    11 alternatives to BIND 

    BIND is by far the most widely used DNS software on the Internet. On Unix-like operating systems it is the de facto standard. It provides a robust and stable platform on top of which organizations can build distributed computing systems with the knowledge that those systems are...

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  3. djbdns

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Linux
    9 alternatives to djbdns 

    The djbdns software package is a collection of Domain Name System tools created by Daniel J. Bernstein. It includes software for all the fundamental DNS operations and several DNS debugging tools which administrators use to diagnose misconfigured remote servers.

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    Knot DNS

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Linux
    7 alternatives to Knot DNS 

    Knot DNS is a high-performance authoritative-only DNS server which supports all key features of the domain name system including zone transfers, dynamic updates and DNSSEC.

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  5. MaraDNS

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • Self-Hosted
    11 alternatives to MaraDNS 

    MaraDNS implements the Domain Name System (DNS), an essential internet service. MaraDNS is open source software: This means that anyone is free to download, use, and modify the program free of charge, as per its license.

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    Simple DNS Plus

    • Windows
    7 alternatives to Simple DNS Plus 

    Simple DNS Plus is a commercial DNS server product that runs under Microsoft Windows with an emphasis on a simple-to-use GUI. Maintenance of the software appears to have slackened in recent years.

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  7. NSD

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Linux
    7 alternatives to NSD 

    NSD is an authoritative only, high performance, simple and open source name server.

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    NamedManager

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • Self-Hosted
    8 alternatives to NamedManager 

    NamedManager is an AGPL web-based BIND gui DNS management system designed to make the adding, adjusting and removal of zones/records easy and reliable.

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    CoreDNS

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    9 alternatives to CoreDNS 

    CoreDNS is a DNS server. It is written in Go. It can be used in a multitude of environments because of its flexibility. CoreDNS is licensed under the Apache License Version 2, and completely open source.

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