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Mukul Shukla mukulmanet at gmail.com
Sun Jun 6 14:48:03 UTC 2021

Dear all

I think newer releases of Debian like Debian Testing should have the newer
versions. Compiling from sources is also not a problem. It appears to be
straight forward. Although, I am yet to test them.

I am in the phase of deciding whether to use NSD for Authoritative services
or not.
I am also considering the two others:.

1. PowerDNS - Has got a very good reputation and a very good manual.
2. Knot - Very good security features  and manual.

But I liked the lightness of NSD and wanted to know if it would be OK to
use it for a long run. The  list is very sparse I think. Nobody seems to be

Thank you for your reply.


On Sun, Jun 6, 2021 at 8:01 PM mj via nsd-users <
nsd-users at lists.nlnetlabs.nl> wrote:

> Hi,
> 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?
> MJ
> On 6/6/21 11:50 AM, 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 setup 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. The
> > BIND9, I am not convinced, if it will be useful in our case. Its a huge
> > software, and we dont need all the features of it.
> >
> > I wan 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
> > tutorial/manuals/articles are available for the NSD setup . Being new to
> > NSD, I feel hesitant in replacing by running DNS server with NSD. Would
> > like to have some suggestions and comment. Kindly suggest any other
> > alternatives, if that is useful in my case.
> >
> > Thank you.
> >
> > Mukul Shukla
> > Prof. (IT)
> > SGSITS, Indore,
> >
> > Thanking
> >
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