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Plug-ins not included with the standard installation. Details...
Simple DNS Plus API for .NET and COM
This is a code library which greatly simplifies and streamlines programming with DNS data.
It makes it possible to deal with DNS data as simple objects and eliminates the need to work with and understand the intricacies of DNS master files (a.k.a. zone files).
This can be used from any .NET or COM application or web-site including ASP.NET, classic ASP, PHP, VB.NET, C#, Delpi, VBScript, JScript, etc.
It can even be used on a separate computer (controlling Simple DNS Plus remotely).
For more details, see the included help file, also available on-line.
download Click here to download "sdnsapi-setup.exe" (720 KB)
System requirements:
- Simple DNS Plus v. 4.00.06 or later (not necessarily on the same computer)
- Windows 98/2000 or later
- .NET Framework 2.0 (automatically installed if missing)
NOTE: Above download is version 1.1 build 4 released on October 30th 2009.
NOTE: The COM version of this API only works 32 bit Windows. The .NET version works on both 32 and 64 bit Windows.
DNS Client Library for .NET
A freeware component that can be used to perform simple as well as advanced DNS lookups from any .NET code (.NET v. 2.0 or later) against any standard based DNS server.
For more details click here.
download Click here to download "JHSoftware.DnsClient.zip" (269 KB)
DNS Blacklist Editor
Freeware tool for editing IP based DNS blacklist files (DNSBL/RBL).
Also compiles data files for the Simple DNS Plus DNS Blacklist plug-in.
For more details click here.
download Click here to download "dnsbledit.exe" (74 KB)
System requirements:
- Windows 98 / 2000 or later
- .NET Framework 2.0
Check DNSSEC Signatures tool
Free tool which looks up and verifies the DNSSEC signature(s) for the specified record set using the public key found in the related DNSKEY-record(s).
For more details see KB1272.
download Click here to download "chksig.zip" (269 KB)
Sample dynamic DNS service web-server code (ASP.NET and Classic ASP)
Run your own dynamic DNS service with Simple DNS Plus.
For more details see KB1193.
download Click here to download "dyndns.zip" (2 KB)
Punycode / IDN conversion code for classic ASP
Use this to convert international domains names in your own classic ASP web-sites.
download Click here to download "idn-convert-asp.zip" (3 KB)
System requirements:
- Microsoft IIS / Personal Web Server with ASP scripting enabled
MS DNS Registry to boot file
Migrating from Microsoft NT4 DNS server ?
Use this tool to create a boot file based on the Microsoft DNS server zone information in the registry, and then import...
For more details click here.
download Click here to download "xregboot.exe" (32 KB)
System requirements:
- Windows NT4 Server
Convert Simple DNS Plus logs to W3C Extended log format
Use Simple DNS Plus raw request log files (.sdraw) with tools, such as log web-site traffic analyzers, that understand the standard W3C Extended format (as typically produced by IIS, Apache, and other web-servers).
The command line syntax is:
sdraw-w3c.exe <log-date> <raw-log-file> <w3c-log-file>
Raw request log files are enabled in the Simple DNS Plus Options dialog / Logging / Log Files section.
The zip file below contains both the compiled .exe file as well as the C# source code (VS2008). This is a very simple program so if you want to add some type of filtering (only output some requests) or build on this functionality, it is easy to do so.
download Click here to download "sdraw-w3c.zip" (35 KB)
System requirements:
- Windows 98/2000 or later
- .NET Framework 2.0

On-line Tools

Remote DNS Look Up
On-line tool to test your DNS server remotely.
Click here to begin
Trace DNS Delegation
On-line tool to test your domain name delegation.
Click here to begin
IDN / Punycode Conversion
On-line tool to convert international domains names to punycode.
Click here to begin
GPS coordinates in DNS
1. On-line tool to lookup GPS coordinates for a domain name and show location on a map.
Click here to begin
2. On-line map tool to find GPS coordinates for use in your own LOC-records.
Click here to begin
Private IPv6 address range generator
On-line tool to generate your own unique private IPv6 address range.
Click here to begin
DynSite plug-in file generator
On-line tool to generate DynSite plug-in configuration files compatible with the Simple DNS Plus DynDNS Service plug-in.
Click here to begin

Related JH Software products

ns2service.net
Secondary DNS service for backup and redundancy (based on Simple DNS Plus of course)
See www.ns2service.net
Simple Failover
Use this software to automatically update your DNS records to point to a backup web-server in case the primary web-server fails.
See www.simplefailover.com

3rd party tools

Hosting Control Panels
The following hosting control panel packages support the latest version of Simple DNS Plus:
Web Site Panel
HELM
Hosting Controller
MachPanel
CWI Panel
Helm v. 3.2 / Simple DNS Plus v. 5.1 interface
Details and download at http://forums.webhostautomation.com/showthread.php?t=24812
Please post any questions about this at the same location.
This interface was created by Mr. Warren Ashcroft with Red Fox Hosting
CYBERsitter Lists
Want a simple and effective way to protect your entire network from objectionable and malicious web-site content? Now you can. Easily and inexpensively with the CYBERsitter plug-in for Simple DNS Plus. You can choose any combination of a number of different list categories (adult, malicious, chat, etc.), and automatically prevent users on your local network from accessing listed web-sites.
For more information and to download a free trial visit www.CYBERsitterLists.com.
For technical details see KB1255
Hosts Tools - Remote zone/record editor
A Windows GUI application with an interface similar to the Simple DNS Plus "DNS Records" window, allowing you to create, modify, delete DNS zones etc. from a remote computer (utilizes the Simple DNS Plus HTTP API interface).
See http://www.hoststools.com/index.php/other-software/simpledns-client/
Dynamic Update Tester
A great Windows tool for testing a DNS server's dynamic DNS update configuration - including TSIG signed updates.
See http://noeld.com/programs.asp?cat=dstools#dynup
intoDNS.com
A free on-line tool to check that your domain registration and your DNS server is setup and working correctly.
See www.intodns.com
NameBargain.com
Our domain names are registered with NameBargain.com (subsidiary of Register.com).
They support IDNs (internationalized domain names) and have a nice and simple management web-site which has everything we ever needed from a registrar.
Unlike many other registrars, NameBargain.com have "advanced" but essential functions directly available on their web-site, such as registering and modifying DNS server entries (glue records on TLD servers).
We also like their plain and simple checkout process (no 10 steps with add-on "choices" like a certain other low rate registrar).
And perhaps most of all, we like their prices.
See www.namebargain.com


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