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dnsdist is a highly DNS-, DoS- and abuse-aware loadbalancer. Its goal in life is to route traffic to the best server, delivering top performance to legitimate users while shunting or blocking abusive traffic.

dnsdist is dynamic, in the sense that its configuration can be changed at runtime, and that its statistics can be queried from a console-like interface.

All dnsdist features are documented at

Compiling from git

Make sure to autoreconf -vi before running configure.

macOS Notes

Install dependencies from Homebrew:

brew install autoconf automake boost libedit libsodium libtool lua pkg-config protobuf

Let configure know where to find libedit:

./configure 'PKG_CONFIG_PATH=/usr/local/opt/libedit/lib/pkgconfig'