rbldnsd is extremely fast - it outperforms both bind and djbdns greatly. It has very small memory footprint.
The daemon can serve both IP-based (ordb.org, dsbl.org etc) and name-based (rfc-ignorant.org) blocklists. Unlike DJB's rbldns, it has ability to specify individual values for every entry, can serve as many zones on a single IP address as you wish, and, finally, it is a real nameserver: it can reply to DNS metadata requests. The daemon keeps all zones in memory for faster operations, but its memory usage is very efficient, especially for repeated TXT values which are stored only once.
:127.0.0.2:Open relay, see http://relays.example.com/lookup?$ # The above is a default or implicit value which is used when no value given # for an entry. The `$' characters will be replaced by an IP address in # question. 127.0.0.2 # A simplest case: single IP address, with default value. 10.8.60.0/24 :127.0.0.3:Address $ is from a private IP range # Netblock - 256 IP addresses with their own A and TXT records 224/4 Reserved multicast address # Another netblock, with default A and explicit TXT values. 192.168 Dialup pool, see http://dialups.example.com/lookup?$ for explanations # IP numbers may be abbreviated, the above is the same as 192.168.0.0/16 10.10 :5:This network blocked due to massive spam issues # A value may be abbreviated as well - :5: is the same as :127.0.0.5:. 10.10.5-129 :5:Those hosts are nasty # repeat last octet: 10.10.5.0..10.10.129.255 inclusive !10.10.1.2 # exclusion entry # # The following examples are for name-based zones. example.com :2:This domain has no working postmaster@ address *.example.com :2:All subdomains of example.com lacks working abuse@ address # Simple and wildcarded entry, both will return 127.0.0.2 A record # # some specials $SOA 3000 ns1.example.com admin.example.com 0 600 300 86400 300 # Start of authority record (TTL 3000), with serial (0) computed as # a timestamp of data file $NS 3000 ns1.example.com ns2.example.com # two nameserversThere are other zone formats available, including generic simplified bind-style format.
rbldnsd [options] zonename:type:fname,fname...There is no config file, rbldnsd accepts all configuration in command line. The same zonename may be repeated, to form zone contents from several datasets; ditto for a dataset, one dataset may be used for several zones (data will be loaded only once). See manual page included in tarball for details.
Last version, 0.996a, released 27 Jul 2006, can be found here. (gpg signature). Recent news are here, changelog is here. Look here for installable packages.
Note: Version 0.991 introduced some incompatibility in code handling $NS line: rbldnsd will produce a warning when loading old-format data files (but will work regardless). Please see this announce for more details.
Page last modified (except of bumping version number) Sun, 06 Jun 2004 19:11:45 +0400 by mjt.
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