djbdns: A collection of Domain Name System tools1

djbdns is a collection of Domain Name System tools. It includes software for all the fundamental DNS operations:

- DNS cache: finding addresses of Internet hosts. When a browser wants to contact, it first asks a DNS cache, such as djbdns's dnscache, to find the IP address of Internet service providers run dnscache to find IP addresses requested by their customers. If you're running a home computer or a workstation, you can run your own dnscache to speed up your web browsing.

- DNS server: publishing addresses of Internet hosts. The IP address of is published by HotWired's DNS servers. djbdns includes a general-purpose DNS server, tinydns; network administrators run tinydns to publish the IP addresses of their computers. djbdns also includes special-purpose servers for publishing DNS walls and RBLs.

- DNS client: talking to a DNS cache. djbdns includes a DNS client C library and several command-line DNS client utilities. Programmers use these tools to send requests to DNS caches.

djbdns also includes several DNS debugging tools, notably dnstrace, which administrators use to diagnose misconfigured remote servers

... part of T2, get it here


Author: Dan J. Bernstein <djb [at] cr [dot] yp [dot] to>
Maintainer: The T2 Project <t2 [at] t2-project [dot] org>

License: Free-to-use
Status: Stable
Version: 1.05

Remark: Does cross compile (as setup and patched in T2).
Remark: Dietlibc compatible.

Download: - djbdns-1.05.tar.gz
Download: djbdns-1.05-man-20031023.tar.gz
Download: djbdns-1.05-sighup.patch
Download: djbdns-1.05-multi_tinydns_data.patch
Download: patch-dnscache-dumpcache-v4.txt
Download: djbdns-patch-1.05-dnscache_dumpcache_over_sighup-v4.diff
Download: djbdns-1.04-fwdzone.patch

T2 source:
T2 source: djbdns.cache
T2 source: djbdns.conf
T2 source: djbdns.desc
T2 source: head_n.patch
T2 source: hotfix-errno.patch
T2 source: hotfix-x-cross.patch
T2 source:

Build time (on reference hardware): 3% (relative to binutils)2

Installed size (on reference hardware): 0.84 MB, 99 files

Dependencies (build time detected): 00-dirtree bash binutils coreutils diffutils djbdns-tools findutils gawk grep gzip linux-header make patch sed sysfiles tar

Installed files (on reference hardware): [show]

1) This page was automatically generated from the T2 package source. Corrections, such as dead links, URL changes or typos need to be performed directly on that source.

2) Compatible with Linux From Scratch's "Standard Build Unit" (SBU).