PowerDNS Authoritative Server 4.0.0-alpha2 released

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PowerDNS Authoritative Server 4.0.0-alpha2 released

Pieter Lexis-2
Hi all,

We're pleased to announce the second alpha release of the PowerDNS Authoritative Server version 4.0.0. This release is the first release to use OpenSSL for nearly all crypto-primitives (GOST is still provided by Botan) and has a breaking change in the API compared to alpha 1. A list of new features of the upcoming 4.0.0 release is available on our documentation website[1].

Notable changes since 4.0.0-alpha1 (changelog with clickable links is online[2]):
    #3037 Remove superfluous gsql queries and stop relying on schema defaults
    #3176, #3139 OpenSSL support (Christian Hofstaedtler and Kees Monshouwer)
    #3128 ECDSA support to DNSSEC infra via OpenSSL (Kees Monshouwer)
    #3281, #3283, #3363 Remove Crypto++ and mbedTLS support
    #3298 Implement pdnsutil create-zone zone nsname, add-record, delete-rrset, replace-rrset
    #3407 API: Permit wildcard manipulation (Aki Tuomi)
    #3230 API: drop JSONP, add web security headers (Christian Hofstaedtler)
    #3428 API: Fix zone/records design mistake (Christian Hofstaedtler)
        Note: this is a breaking change from alpha1, please review the API documentation

Bug fixes
    #3124 Fix several bugs with introduced with the change to a single signing key
    #3151 Catch DNSName build errors in dynhandler (Christian Hofstaedtler)
    #3264 GeoIP backend: Use correct id numbers for domains (Aki Tuomi)
    #3271 ZoneParser: Throw PDNSException on too many SOA data elements
    #3302 Fix bindbackend's feedRecord to handle being slave for the root
    #3399 Report OpenSSL RSA keysize in bits (Kees Monshouwer)

Improvements
    #3119 Show DNSSEC keys for slaved zone (Aki Tuomi)
    #3255 Don't log authentication errors before sending HTTP basic auth challenge (Jan Broer)
    #3338 Add weight feature to GeoIP backend (Aki Tuomi)
    #3364 Shrink PacketID by 10% by eliminating padding. (Andrew Nelless)
    #3443 Many speedup and correctness fixes

Tarballs are available on the download site[3] and packages are available from our repositories[4] (Raspbian packages will be updated tomorrow).

1 - https://doc.powerdns.com/changelog/#powerdns-authoritative-server-400
2 - https://doc.powerdns.com/changelog/#powerdns-authoritative-server-400-alpha2
3 - https://downloads.powerdns.com/releases
4 - https://repo.powerdns.com

Best regards,

Pieter on behalf of the PowerDNS team

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Pieter Lexis
PowerDNS.COM BV -- https://www.powerdns.com
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