Saturday, July 17, 2010

Deadwood 2.6.05 released: Feature complete

Deadwood is now feature complete.

However, it does not pass the “browsing” test. In other words, when I start to surf the net with Deadwood, my web surfing experience is hindered because of issues in the code. I have found the following issues to resolve:
  • CNAMEs pointing to nothing broken (e.g. AAAA for
  • Poor handling of unresponsive name servers (,
  • Use CryptGenRandom() as entropy source in Windows.
I hope to get these issues resolved. In the meantime, I have released Deadwood 2.6.05 today, which is a working recursive nameserver. It is in the testing/ directory here: