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geo backend for PowerDNS

PowerDNS is a versatile nameserver which supports a large number of different backends ranging from simple zonefiles to relational databases and load balancing/failover algorithms. PowerDNS tries to emphasize speed and security.

This package contains a geobackend for the PowerDNS nameserver. This backend balances the load throughout the world so that people access the geographically nearest available server.

Package version:2.9.22-8+squeeze1


PowerDNS geobackend setup notes

These are the steps I went through to set up geobackend for PowerDNS on FreeBSD
-STABLE.  By the time you read this maybe geobackend is part of the PowerDNS
main CVS so perhaps not much of this will apply.  In that case you should skip
further down to the configuration part.

Before I carry on I should probably point out that if you 


pdns (2.9.22-8+squeeze1) stable-security; urgency=high

  * Apply patch from Bert Hubert to stop responding to responses.

 -- Florian Weimer <>  Thu, 05 Jan 2012 20:03:27 +0100

pdns (2.9.22-8) unstable; urgency=high

  * Update init.d scripts and remove mysql and postgresql from the
    dependencies. The loop between mysql and pdns causes apt to fail hence
    the urgency high. (


For later versions, please see

This file will not be updated anymore as this page automates what was
previously here.

changes since 2.9.16:
	- moved to newer automake (1.6)
	- BUG!! = in passwords
	- better check for % in queries
	- make gmysql compile on Solaris
	- be more precise in detecting duplicate MX records
	- allow version override (report


This is the Debian prepackaged version of pDNS, the PowerDNS

pDNS can be downloaded fro

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