Both the PowerDNS Authoritative and the PowerDNS Recursive Servers are available in source form, as well as installable Linux Packages.
PowerDNS is shipped with many Linux and UNIX distributions, including Debian, FreeBSD, Gentoo, NetBSD, OpenBSD, SUSE and Ubuntu.
Users of these distributions may find they already have a copy of PowerDNS available, often in the package called pdns, powerdns-server, pdns-recursor or pdns-server.
The most recent release of the PowerDNS Authoritative Server is 4.1.13 and is available as:
Packages for Debian Jessie and Stretch, Ubuntu Trusty, Xenial, Bionic and CentOS 6 and 7 are available from our software repositories
The most recent release of the PowerDNS Recursor is 4.2.0 and is available as:
Packages for Debian Stretch and Buster, Ubuntu Xenial and Bionic and CentOS 6 and 7 are available from our software repositories
The previous incarnation of the PowerDNS Authoritative Server and PowerDNS Recursor are still available, but the version 4 releases are recommended for performance and interoperability reasons.
RPM packages are suitable for use on Red Hat, SUSE and derived distributions, the DEB packages are intended for use on Debian, Ubuntu and derived distributions.
All files come with PGP signatures, please append
.asc to any URL.
The most recent legacy release of the PowerDNS Authoritative Server is 4.0.9 and is available as:
Packages compiled for Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL)/CentOS can be found on Kees Monshouwer's site.
The most recent legacy release of the PowerDNS Recursor is 4.1.14 and is available as:
Packages compiled for RHEL/CentOS can be found on Kees Monshouwer's site.
Older versions can be found on downloads.powerdns.com/releases.