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Simple DNS Plus v. 5.2 build 125 released

Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Simple DNS Plus v. 5.2 build 125 is now available at http://www.simpledns.com/download.aspx . This release includes the following updates and bug-fixes: Update: New version of installer provides better installation experience on Windows 8.1 / Server 2012 R2 (automatically enables .Net 3.5 Windows...


Simple Failover v. 2.0 - Beta version now available

Thursday, 28 November 2013

We are now ready to start beta testing the upcoming version 2.0 of Simple Failover. We have implemented a lot of new features in v. 2.0 - mostly based on user suggestions, and v. 2 really is a big leap forward from v. 1.x. See the new feature list at http://support.simplefailover.com/KB/a21/new-i...


Simple DNS Plus v. 5.2 build 124 released

Friday, 23 August 2013

Simple DNS Plus v. 5.2 build 124 is now available at http://www.simpledns.com/download.aspx . This release includes the following update and bug-fix: Update: New version of installer provides better installation experience on Windows 8 / Server 2012 (automatically enables .Net 3.5.1 Windows Featu...


Simple DNS Plus v. 5.2 build 123 released

Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Simple DNS Plus v. 5.2 build 123 is now available at http://www.simpledns.com/download.aspx Over the past few days we have received a lot of user requests to add a feature in Simple DNS Plus to respond to UDP 'ANY' request with an empty response with the TC (truncated) flag set. This is one way t...


Simple DNS Plus v. 5.2 build 122 released

Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Simple DNS Plus v. 5.2 build 122 is now available at http://www.simpledns.com/download.aspx . This release includes the following updates and fixes: Update: New option to input TXT-record data as either "One continous string" or "Individual strings". This makes it easier to enter long (+255 chara...


Plesk Panel adds support for Simple DNS Plus

Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Parallels has just released Plesk Panel v. 11.0.9 MU# 39 which adds support for Simple DNS Plus. For more information about setting up Plesk with Simple DNS Plus see http://kb.parallels.com/115611 . Parallels Plesk Panel is one of the most widely used hosting control panel solution. For details s...


New reports of DNS amplification / DDoS attacks

Tuesday, 10 August 2010

Over the past few days, a number of Simple DNS Plus users have reported that they are receiving a lot of incoming DNS requests for <root> and/or various unknown domain names - typically originating from a limited number of IP addresses. We have also noticed reports of this with other DNS servers ...


Windows Server 2008 R2 Active Directory "Bad DNS Packet" error

Wednesday, 23 December 2009

There is a bug in Windows Server 2008 R2 causing a "Bad DNS Packet" error when you try to setup (or promote) Active Directory using Simple DNS Plus and other non-MS DNS servers. The problem is described in MS KB 977158 - see http://support.microsoft.com/kb/977158/EN-US The solution is to install ...


SPF checking HELO/EHLO host names

Friday, 16 October 2009

It has come to our attention that more e-mail servers are now performing SPF checks on the SMTP session HELO/EHLO greeting host name (in addition to checking the domain name part of the sender's e-mail address). Therefore always make sure that your e-mail server is configured to use a correct hos...


ns2service.net now supports secure zone transfers

Wednesday, 22 July 2009

Our secondary DNS service at www.ns2service.net now supports secure zone transfer (TSIG authenticated). Both zone transfer requests and responses are authenticated, so this provides protection in two ways; it prevents unauthorized transfers (only people / servers with the correct key can transfer...


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