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About
XName is a web site for DNS self-management, usable for free by anyone.

It's engine is under GPL Licence, and downloadable with patches and addons here.

It may be used either for your personal use (only 1 user), or for a public DNS service, as XName.org does. It is not currently fully restricted in single user mode, but the developpement takes place in the two directions.

XName Engine
Structure
  XName engine is constitued of MySQL db structure, PHP scripts for web interface, and perl scripts for back end (file generation and logs insertion). All is done for Bind 9 server, but other DNS servers might be supported if people submit patches.

Releases
  Nightly build (from CVS): xname-engine-nightly-CVS.tgz
This is more or less the source used on XName.org. All interesting features are here, see the ChangeLog for details.

Pre-release version (07 09 2005): xname-engine-2.30-pre1.tgz (247 Ko). This one is to be used instead of current "stable" (read "old") one. Migration script included.

Latest stable version (04 07 2004): xname-engine-2.2.0.tgz (234 Ko) ChangeLog (script to migrate from 2.1.x included)
New features are:

  • Use of template zones
  • IPv6 support
  • Automatic reverse zone filling in
  • Internationalization
  • Ability to import existing zones on an other server
  • Better look'n feel in modification interface
and lot of bug fixed...

previous stable version (08 01 2003): xname-2.1.0.tgz (83 Ko) ChangeLog (script to migrate from 2.0.x included)
New features are:

  • support for multi servers
  • advanced interface to change SOA parameters and records TTL
  • dynamic update support using XML-RPC
  • a scheduler can be used instead of crontab (to avoid scripts overlapping)
  • user groups implemented, as user logs to see who did what in the group
  • use of MD5 passwords in database, instead of plaintext
  • bugfixes

old version (17 07 2002): xname-2.0.6.tar.gz (41 Ko)

Patch to migrate from 2.0.5 to 2.0.6: 2.0.6.patch

Patch to migrate from 2.0.4 to 2.0.5: 2.0.5.patch (31 Ko)

Documentation
  For XName Engine installation, follow INSTALL file instructions.

For XName Engine source documentation, nothing else than PHPDoc result available at this time.

addons
wmXName
 
WindowMaker dock-app showing you status of your XName hosted zones, changing color on warnings and errors.
Usable only on http://www.xname.org.

Initial public release (12 07 2002): wmXName-0.01.tgz (10 Ko)

Patchs for new features
Whois - tested on 2.0.4
add a "whois" feature to main window - by EspReSso

Contact
To report bugs regarding XName Software, use our bugtracking system.

To ask for new features, use also our bugtracking system, specifying bug as "feature".

To contact the developers, use XNameSoft-dev mailing list (see below for subscription).

To contact other XName Software users, use XNameSoft-users mailing list (see below for subscription).

Contribute
If you like these softwares, you can contribute to www.xname.org project and/or join the developpement team by subscribing to XNameSoft-dev mailing list (see below for subscription).

Mailing list subscription
To subscribe any of xname mailing lists, just send an empty email to [name-of-the-list]-subscribe@xname.org. For example, to xnamesoft-dev@xname.org.