[nsd-users] Help to setup Authoritative Name Server with NSD

mj lists at merit.unu.edu
Sun Jun 6 14:27:14 UTC 2021

Sorry, meant to reply to this one.

Actually: we are in a similar situation. We're currently running bind9, 
and were interested in to switching to NSD for the authorative dns 
services, but it seems that you have to compile newer releases (with 
security fixes etc) yourself, or there is a repo somewhere we're missing?

We're on debian 10. It recommended to simply install the NSD that debian 
comes with, and rely on debian for the security fixes?


On 6/6/21 12:33 PM, Mukul Shukla via nsd-users wrote:
> Dear All,
> I am working as a Professor in a University in India. For our 
> University, I want to set up an Authoritative Name Server. Currently we 
> are running djbdns, since long.
> Although djbdns is a wonderful DNS server, the maintenance of it has 
> become very troublesome. It also lacks many new security features. 
> BIND9, I am not convinced if it will be useful in our case. Its a huge 
> piece of software, and we don't need all the features of it.
> I was thinking of running my Authoritative Name Servers, Primary and 
> Secondary on NSD, as we are already using Unbound for recursive name 
> resolution.
> I would like to get the comments from the users as to whether my 
> decision is correct or not? I have found that very few 
> tutorials/manuals/articles are available for the NSD setup . Being new 
> to NSD, I feel hesitant in replacing it by running DNS server with NSD. 
> Would like to have some suggestions and comments. Kindly suggest any 
> other alternatives, if that is useful in my case.
> Thank you.
> Mukul Shukla
> Prof. (IT)
> SGSITS, Indore,
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