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MaraDNS and Deadwood update


May 23 2013

I have updated both MaraDNS and Deadwood. Mainly Deadwood.

==SQA tests==

As I mentioned in a previous blog entry, I will, once every few months do nothing more than make sure all of the tests run fine. That is what I did this month; both MaraDNS and Deadwood pass all tests.

==A new Deadwood release==

I have been silently updating the version of Deadwood available at as well as the version bundled with MaraDNS. Deadwood 3.2.03a is simply Deadwood 3.2.03 with a one-line bugfix patch which I have been testing for the last three months; no problems have arisen so I am declaring this patch stable.

Currently the numbering is a little strange:

  • MaraDNS 2.0.07a is MaraDNS 2.0.07 with the one-line Deadwood patch applied.
  • MaraDNS 2.0.07b is MaraDNS 2.0.07 with the one-line Deadwood patch, as well as having the Windows Deadwood binary stripped (to keep it under 65,536 bytes—64k—in size)
  • Deadwood 3.2.03a is Deadwood 3.2.03 with the one-line patch
  • MaraDNS-20130523 is the latest release: It’s MaraDNS 2.0.07 with the one-line patch in Deadwood, as well as a copy of the actual patch in deadwood-3.2.03a/update. This is the version which passed all SQA tests this morning.

If nothing else, in early 2014 I will release MaraDNS 2.0.08 and Deadwood 3.2.04 with this patch.

MaraDNS-20130523 can be downloaded here:
Deadwood 3.2.03a is here:
I plan to work on MaraDNS/Deadwood again one day in a couple of months unless a critical security bug with a CVE number is found.

Update: When I wrote this blog 2.0.07, not 2.0.06, was the current MaraDNS release.

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