[nsd-users] NSD 4.1.9 release

Brett Carr brett.carr at nominet.uk
Tue Mar 15 11:49:06 UTC 2016

I would echo Anands endorsement of the nodb mode we use this for all of our TLD secondaries and have found it very efficient and stable.


Brett Carr
Senior DNS Engineer
Nominet UK

> On 15 Mar 2016, at 11:40, Anand Buddhdev <anandb at ripe.net> wrote:
> Signed PGP part
> Hi Wouter,
> Thanks for this! We were affected by this issue as well, because some
> of our servers were still using the DB mode.
> However, I have changed our internal SPEC file to build NSD with:
> --with-dbfile=""
> so that all our NSD instances will use plain text zone files by
> default, and simply not use the DB mode.
> FYI for all NSD users. Wouter added this "nodb" mode at our request,
> and it works really well for us. An NSD server that has only slave
> zones will XFR them all in at startup. Periodically (default every
> 1h), it will flush the zones to plain text files on disk, so that when
> NSD is restarted, it can read the zones back in. If 1 hour seems too
> long to wait before writing out changed zones to disk, one can adjust
> the value in nsd.conf.
> In the event of a restart with unflushed zones, NSD will just read an
> older copy of the zone from disk, and then immediately XFR a new copy
> in. If you wish, you can also run "nsd-control write" before
> restarting NSD, so that it restarts with the freshest copy of zones.
> In my opinion though, all this isn't really necessary, because
> restarts are rare, and if the odd zone here or there hadn't been
> flushed to disk, it will be updated to the latest copy within moments
> of starting NSD.
> I can highly recommend the "nodb" mode by setting "database:" to "" in
> nsd.conf, or making this the default at compile time with the
> configure option I mentioned above.
> Regards,
> Anand Buddhdev
> On 15/03/16 11:52, W.C.A. Wijngaards wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > NSD 4.1.9 is available:
> > http://www.nlnetlabs.nl/downloads/nsd/nsd-4.1.9.tar.gz sha1
> > 6ff4b2998aedf3a8ae18a071f1d121f3586aaf70 sha256
> > b811224d635331de741f1723aefc41adda0a0a3a499ec310aa01dd3b4b95c8f2
> > pgp http://www.nlnetlabs.nl/downloads/nsd/nsd-4.1.9.tar.gz.asc
> >
> > Fix crash on startup when upgrading from 4.1.x to 4.1.8, because
> > of nsd.db format change.  This has no effect if nsd.db is deleted
> > before upgrade or if database: "" is set in nsd.conf.
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