Distribution by Domain Server Software
Jan 2006

The domain servers contacted during the Domain Survey were also run through some fingerprinting software to try to determine what software they were running. This is still considered experimental. The results are summarized below in two different tables. The fingerprinting software used was developed by Jakob Schlyter and Roy Arends.

  Count Server Software
  73989 BIND
  15882 Microsoft
   2207 TinyDNS
    764 PowerDNS
    576 simple DNS

  Count Server Software Version
33486 BIND 9.2.3rc1 -- 9.4.0a0 
19486 BIND 9.2.0rc7 -- 9.2.2-P3 
11428 BIND 8.3.0-RC1 -- 8.4.4 
8235 Microsoft Windows 2000 
6338 Microsoft Windows 2003 
3792 BIND 8.1-REL -- 8.2.1-T4B 
2607 BIND 8.2.2-P3 -- 8.3.0-T2A 
2192 TinyDNS 1.05 
1731 BIND 4.9.3 -- 4.9.11 
1295 Microsoft Windows NT4 
 966 BIND 9.1.0 -- 9.1.3 
 576 simple DNS plus 
 535 PowerDNS 2.9.4 -- 2.9.11 
 299 MyDNS 
 236 totd 
 229 PowerDNS 2.8 -- 2.9.3 
 227 Cisco CNR 
 211 BIND 9.2.0a1 -- 9.2.2-P3 
 116 BIND 4.8 -- 4.8.3 
  99 QuickDNS 
  65 incognito DNS Commander v2.3.1.1 -- 4.0.5.1 
  56 BIND 9.2.0rc4 -- 9.2.2-P3 
  50 NSD 1.2.3 
  46 pliant DNS Server 
  34 BIND 9.2.0a1 -- 9.2.0rc3 
  29 BIND 8.4.1-p1 
  18 BIND 9.0.0b5 -- 9.1.3 
  17 Nominum ANS 
  15 TinyDNS 1.04 
  14 UltraDNS v2.7.0.2 -- 2.7.3 
  14 Microsoft Windows 2K3 (probably) 
  13 BIND 9.2.0rc4 -- 9.2.2-P3query timed out 
  12 Viking DNS module 
  12 Nominum CNS 
  11 BIND 9.0.0b5 -- 9.0.1 
   8 sheerdns 
   8 MaraDNS 
   6 JDNSS 
   5 unknown, smells like old BIND 4 
   5 rbldnsd 
   4 BIND 9.2.0rc4 -- 9.2.0rc6 
   3 nomde DNS tunnel 
   3 Fasthosts Envisage DNS server 
   2 NonSequitur DNS 
   2 NSD 1.0.2 
   1 pdnsd 
   1 BIND 8 plus root-server modification 

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