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FAQ 109: What's new in DNS Redirector v7

Category: Everything else | Updated: 03/12/2017 10:54 AM

DNS Redirector v7.2.0.11 is the latest!

New in v7.2.0.11
- Fixed problem with TXT, HINFO, ISDN and X25 record types
- Improved handling of changed file detection
- Improved setup steps in consideration of Windows 10 clients

New in v7.2.0.8
- Fixed error in DailyLogs
- Fixed problem with installer on Server 2016

New in v7.2.0.7
Note: New and/or different INI settings have been added, see the readme.
- Set case sensitivity used on keyword lists
    ...default is DNSCase=Insensitive
- Replace DNS replies containing known IPs to be NXDomain response instead
    ...useful to prevent malware/viruses, and on ISPs with guide/ad/search pages for typos
- Ability to define IPv4 and/or IPv6 addresses using CIDR notation
    ...in files AuthClientsFile= or NXDForceFile=
- Removed GUI since everyone's been using the service for years now
- Improved setup wizard, reporting and IIS files now included in package
- Improved buffering of log file output
- Easier license upgrade process
- Requires .NET Framework 4.6.1
    ...performance and security enhancements (Server 2003 support is gone)

New in v7.1.0.1
Note: New and/or different INI settings have been added, see the readme.
- Ability to define multiple IPv4 and/or IPv6 addresses (comma separated)
    ...define secondary, tertiary upstream DNS servers
    ...supports DNS load sharing (multiple IPs in the answer back to clients)
- Regular expressions (regex) can be used in blocked or allowed keyword lists
- Supports larger keyword lists, loads changes without restarting the software
- Faster DNS response time <1ms
- Improved performance (really muti-threaded, runs as 32-bit or 64-bit)
- Improved logging (goes into the \DailyLogs folder)
- Improved handling of different DNS record types (A, AAAA, MX, TXT, CNAME, SOA, NS, PTR, etc.)
- Added authonline.dnsredirctrl.com lookup, see FAQ 97
- Changed JoinType= valid options are Online/Auth/Both
- Added ResetClientFile= which when looked up sets client defaults (not authorized, not bypassing the block)
- Removed TimeRestriction options, see FAQ 128
- Ability to run as a native Windows service
- No dependency on VB6 runtimes or winsock
- Requires .NET Framework 4.x

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