c-ares VS PowerDNS

Compare c-ares vs PowerDNS and see what are their differences.


A C library for asynchronous DNS requests (by c-ares)
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c-ares PowerDNS
2 27
1,607 3,061
1.1% 0.9%
4.1 9.9
8 days ago 6 days ago
C++ C++
GNU General Public License v3.0 or later GNU General Public License v3.0 only
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Posts with mentions or reviews of c-ares. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects.

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Tracking mentions began in Dec 2020.


Posts with mentions or reviews of PowerDNS. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2023-03-20.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing c-ares and PowerDNS you can also consider the following projects:

Unbound - Unbound is a validating, recursive, and caching DNS resolver.

Knot DNS - A mirrored repository

Bind - Mirror of https://gitlab.isc.org/isc-projects/bind9, please submit issues and PR/MRs in the GitLab. Any issues and PRs opened here will be closed without a comment.

CoreDNS - CoreDNS is a DNS server that chains plugins

NSD - The NLnet Labs Name Server Daemon (NSD) is an authoritative, RFC compliant DNS nameserver.

Knot Resolver - Knot Resolver - resolve DNS names like it's 2023

dnsmasq - mirror of dnsmasq (git://thekelleys.org.uk/dnsmasq.git ). This account is NOT maintained by dnsmasq developers. I am happy to give account to them. Please feel free to contact me. 1584171677[at]qq[dot]com

external-dns - Configure external DNS servers (AWS Route53, Google CloudDNS and others) for Kubernetes Ingresses and Services

metallb - A network load-balancer implementation for Kubernetes using standard routing protocols

gdnsd - Authoritative DNS Server

Designate - OpenStack Technical Committee Decisions. Mirror of code maintained at opendev.org.

Yadifa - YADIFA is a lightweight authoritative Name Server with DNSSEC capabilities. Developed by the passionate people behind the .eu top-level domain, YADIFA has been built from scratch to face today’s DNS challenges, with no compromise on security, speed and stability, to offer a better and safer Internet experience.