Written to implement "split horizon" DNS, to allow easy use of firewalls which do IP forwarding. Essentially, you need a "politician's" DNS server, which gives different answers depending on who's asking. Particularly, for external domains to work within such a firewall, you need to have a DNS server which will special-case the externally hosted sites and point them at the internal machines which implement the services.
It could doubtless be used for other things, too.
I am not in an expert on DNS, and may have got many important things wrong. I have not tried putting this on the public internet, and wouldn't suggest you do either.
This code is made available under the GPL.
It's in my standard library; download and install that to get it.
Start it like this:
(require (lib "dns.ss" "jk")) (make-dns-proxy-server 'port 53 'forwardee '("188.8.131.52" 53) ; DNS server goes here 'answers '(("[a-zA-Z0-9.]*mydomain\\.org" ((a in) "10.1.1.1")) ("[a-zA-Z0-9.]*otherdomain\\.com" ((a in) "10.1.1.1")) ) )
NEW: it also has just about enough functionality to do zeroconf (a.k.a. Apple's Rendezvous). This is linux (probably unix, actually, but not tested on other *n*ces) specific as it uses a C extension to set up multicast sockets. Run it like this:
(require (lib "dns.ss" "jk")) (make-dns-server 'port 5353 'multicast #t 'answers '(("_http._tcp.local" ((ptr in) "bbiki._http._tcp.local")) ("wiki._http._tcp.local" ((srv in) (0 0 8380 "bert.local")) ((txt in) ("style=loose" "manner=brusque")) ) ("bert.local" ((a in) "10.1.1.2")) ) )which "publishes" a wiki at
It requires PLT scheme. I used version 205; other versions may work. I run it under debian GNU/linux.