I am pleased to announce the new special Christmas 2017 bugfix release, version 1.3.0 of getdns.
Recently Stubby has seen increased interest. Already after the release of the Windows installer, but even more so after the introduction of Quad9 and the description of how to use DNS-over-TLS with Stubby by Alex Band and Stéphane Borzmeyer.
The increased install base has generated excellent feedback and has also revealed some bugs. This release has those bugs fixed, and also contains a few more configuration options to be able to adapt to more diverse situations.
The bugs fixed with this release are:
edns_client_subnet_privateoption that caused some upstream EDNS Client Subnet implementations (i.e. Unbound's) to return
/etc/resolv.conf, which caused Stubby to query itself for this, effectively breaking the possibility to fetch the root trust-anchors and bootstrap DNSSEC.
Besides these fixes, this release allows to configure a
getdns_context to be initialized with
hosts at alternative locations, with the
Also, the TLS parameters for DNS-over-TLS are more configurable with this relase.
hostsand trust anchors), and
This release includes the 0.2.1 release of Stubby.
The most prominent bugfix therein is to not do DNSSEC validation for queries with the
CD bit set, when DNSSEC validation was not configured in the first place.
This bug caused decreased performance for configurations with unbound forwarding to Stubby.
The 0.2.1 release of Stubby also includes some additional auxiliary functionality which is used by the macOS prototype GUI that was just released: https://dnsprivacy.org/wiki/display/DP/Stubby+GUI+for+macOS
This release has version number 1.3.0 and not 1.2.2, for which the candidate was created, because we comply to the Semantic Versioning 2.0.0 scheme, and a few new functions are introduced into the API.
The other change from the release candidate is that the Certificate Authority store location settings are now prepended with
tls_, like all other setting influencing DNS-over-TLS.
Merry CHristmas & Happy New year from the getdns team!
Picture of ladybug in Christmas tree courtesy of [David Whelan](https://www.flickr.com/photos/davidpwhelan/31658092252/)
* 2017-12-21: Version 1.3.0 * Bugfix #300: Detect dnsmasq and skip unit test that fails with it. Thanks Tim Rühsen and Konomi Kitten * Specify default available cipher suites for authenticated TLS upstreams with getdns_context_set_tls_ciphers_list() An upstream specific available cipher suite may also be given with the tls_cipher_list setting in the upstream dict with getdns_context_set_upstream_recursive_servers() * PR #366: Add support for TLS 1.3 and Chacha20-Poly1305 Thanks Pascal Ernster * Bugfix #356: Do Zero configuration DNSSEC meta queries over on the context configured upstreams. Thanks Andreas Schulze * Report default extension settings with getdns_context_get_api_information() * Specify locations at which CA certificates for verification purposes are located: getdns_context_set_tls_ca_path() getdns_context_set_tls_ca_file() * getdns_context_set_resolvconf() function to initialize a context upstreams and suffices with a resolv.conf file. getdns_context_get_resolvconf() to get the file used to initialize the context's upstreams and suffixes. getdns_context_set_hosts() function to initialize a context's LOCALNAMES namespace. getdns_context_get_hosts() function to get the file used to initialize the context's LOCALNAMES namespace. * get which version of OpenSSL was used at build time and at run time when available with getdns_context_get_api_information() * GETDNS_RETURN_IO_ERROR return error code * Bugfix #359: edns_client_subnet_private should set family Thanks Daniel Areiza & Andreas Schulze * Bugfix getdnsapi/stubby#34: Segfault issue with native DNSSEC validation. Thanks Bruno Pagani
* 2017-12-18: Version 0.2.1 * Fix use of logging on macos 10.11 * 2017-12-18: Version 0.2.0 * Add Powershell scripts for Windows 7 that will update the IPv4 DNS resolvers. * Add Windows scripts to enable a Scheduled task for stubby * Add files to support a separate macOS GUI application to manage stubby https://dnsprivacy.org/wiki/x/CIBn * Add Quad9 details to the configuration file * Bugfix #48: Do not do native DNSSEC validation when cd bit was received (for example from an unbound forwarder), but DNSSEC validation was not enabled in the first place. * Bugfix getdnsapi/getdns#358: Parse config files given with the -C option that have an .yaml extension as YAML not JSON. Thanks Ollivier Robert