slimDNS is a simple DNS server. Its purpose is to be a self-contained, slim and uncomplicated executable.
It relies on PostgreSQL for its zone and record information.
Install github.com/Torxed/slimDNS and follow the manual setup instructions.AUR or clone
Manual setup (optional)
Create a user/role called "slimdns"
[postgres@machine~] createuser --interactive [postgres@machine~] psql > CREATE DATABASE slimdns OWNER slimdns; > ALTER USER slimdns WITH PASSWORD '<some secure random string>';
Or if preferred, running it manually:
# python slimdns.py
Configuration is stored under
/etc/slimDNS/config.py, any changes to the config requires a restart.
SlimDNS comes with a tool to modify the database, it is called
dnstool (subject to name change).
The tool takes a series of parameters in order and can create domains (zones) and records.
Adding a domain (optional)
# python dnstool.py example.com
Adding a A record
# python dnstool.py example.com 126.96.36.199
example.comdid not exist, a domain entry would be inserted and appropriate SOA and NS records will be inserted as well for this new domain.
You can also add the same record, but define the record type:
# python dnstool.py example.com 188.8.131.52 A
Adding a MX record/complex records
Some records have more complex structure, for instance the SRV, MX or TXT records. In order to be generic in handling these records, enclose the content of the record and add all the necessary data needed for the desired record type.
# python dnstool.py example.com "184.108.40.206 10" MX
This would create a MX record, with a priority or preference of 10.
- Updates run time cache every 30 seconds.
- Does support a forwarding DNS server, however, testing on this is limited
- Upon each start, slimdns will attempt to create the database 'slimdns' if not found, but will need this optional permissions to work.
- Might crash for no aparent reason :D