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FAQ 109: What's new in DNS Redirector v7

Category: Everything else

DNS Redirector v7.2.0.14 is the latest!
Only the latest release is supported in production/commercial environments.

v7.2.0.14 r04/2019
- Fixed problem with SRV record types
- Improved EDNS compliance

v7.2.0.11 r08/2017
- Installer updates only, no exe change
- Includes the latest setup wizard
- Includes the latest keyword updater
- Includes the latest reporting options

v7.2.0.11 r03/2017
- 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

Versions below this line are no longer supported (on any OS)
You may upgrade to the latest version at no cost within 2 years from the date of purchase.

v7.2.0.8 r02/2017
- Fixed error in DailyLogs
- Fixed problem with installer on Server 2016

v7.2.0.7 r08/2016
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)

v7.1.0.1 r03/2011
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

v7.0.0.3 r12/2009
v7.0.0.2 r11/2009
v7.0.0.1 r11/2009 - requires .NET Framework 2.0 SP2
v6.4.09 r08/2009 - installer updates only, no exe change
v6.4.09 r02/2009
v6.4.08 r11/2008
v6.4.07 r08/2008 - installer updates only, no exe change
v6.4.07 r05/2008
v6.4.06 r03/2008
v6.4.05 r12/2007
v6.4.04 r11/2007
v6.4.02 r10/2007
v6.3.01 r06/2006
v6.3.00 r06/2006
v6.2.04 r03/2006
v6.2.03 r03/2006
v5.4.05 r08/2005
v5.1.45 r04/2005
v5.1.08 r01/2005
v4.2.25 r09/2004
v4.0.11 r07/2004
v3.0.12 r12/2003
v2.4.00 r08/2003

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