NSD: Name Server Daemon

NSD is an authoritative only, high performance, simple and open source name server. The latest current stable release is NSD 4.0.3. Download the latest version.

NSD is thoroughly tested, there is a regression tests report available: differences.pdf

For NSD 3.0, a memory usage estimation tool is provided.

For NSD 4.0, the memory estimation tool can be compiled in the source tarball with 'make nsd-mem' and running it on a config file with the zone files in question.

NLnet Labs has a long term commitment for supporting NSD. There will be an advanced notice when our commitment ends. The latest NSD release will supported for at least two years after this notice. More details on the support program are found here.

Man pages

Manual pages are installed, they can also be viewed here:

Mailing lists

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Browse the archives of nsd-users.

SVN repository

The repository of NSD is available at /svn/nsd/.

The NSD 4.x.x development tree is located in trunk/.
The NSD 3.x.x development tree is located in branches/NSD_3_2.

Releases

NSD 4.0.3

Mar 14, 2014
    Bugfixes
    • Fix nsd.db unclean close check. Previous databases are considered unclean by the code and are created anew.
    • Adds nsd.db larger than 400Tb check for sanity. Also test if filesize as documented in the file is correct.
    • nsd waits for tasks to complete on stop, prevents nsd.db corruption.
    • fix to not delete tmpdir too early in shutdown process.
    • disabled udb checking functionality that made it very slow, this was enabled when enable-checking was turned on.
        Download: nsd-4.0.3.tar.gz
        Checksum sha256: 4bf05f2234e1b41899198aa1070f409201fc3c4980feef6567cd92c7074c4a8b

        NSD 4.0.2

        Mar 12, 2014
        Features
        • Return REFUSED for queries to non-hosted zones.
        Bugfixes
        • Fix expired zones to give SERVFAIL, also when parent zone loaded.
        • documented nsd-control zonestatus output in nsd-control manpage.
        • remove mention of nsdc from nsd-checkconf manpage.
        • Disabled recvmmsg and sendmmsg usage by default because kernel versions have implementation issues: ipv6 ignored, security issues.
        • Detect libevent2 install automatically by configure, and use event2 header files if necessary.
        • Fix #551: change Regent to Copyright holder in the LICENSE, to match the definition on opensource.org for the BSD License.
        • Fix #552: zonefile loads on nsd-control reconfig when the name of the file has changed.
        • Fix leak of zone name after zonefile read and fix malloc too large that would be leaked in the radix tree.
        • Fix from 3.2: make SOA RDATA comparisons in XFR more lenient (only check serial).
        • Fix that NSD will delete and recreate not-clean-closed databases.
            Download: nsd-4.0.2.tar.gz
            Checksum sha256: f90e1ac7d05ac0dbcef9d0abd629586eac0f166b96bcb36d5948bc3bb8ded51f

            NSD 4.0.1

            Jan 27, 2014
            Features
            • recognizes ip-address and interface as synonyms for convenience.
            • EUI48 and EUI64 RR types (RFC7043) enabled by default.
            • Support for CAA RR type (RFC6844).
            • NSID can be set with "ascii_somestring" in ascii.
            Bugfixes
            • Fix xfrd when zone transfer TCP contains zero length packets.
            • Fix for NSEC3 zones where parent zone is co-hosted, also NSEC3, because AXFRs overwrote nsec3 administration in the child zone.
            • Fix that bad IXFR updates do not result in double SOA records, and that an AXFR is started (attempted) when the zone state seems to be inconsistent with the master's zone state.
            • Log ip address for sendto and sendmmsg failures.
            • Fix segfaults after read of zones with rr type WKS from zonefile.
            • Seed PRNG for openssl at start of daemon, fixes SSL connection issue.
            • Bugfix #534: IXFR query loop over UDP for zones that are unchanged.
            • (same as in 3.2.16): fix wildcard cname to nxdomain repeated rrset.
            • (same as in 3.2.16): Bugfix #542: Match RRSIG TTL with SOA TTL in negative response.
            • Check if configure in srcdir collides with outofdir build.
            • Fix #546: output format errors in nsd_munin_ (Thanks Tom Hendrikx).
            • Fix printout of high-chars in TXT on NetBSD.
                Download: nsd-4.0.1.tar.gz
                Checksum sha256: 45bf2adb5ceddc140eab36b8de9fa527175b77559662df1383ef22ccf097d1bd

                NSD 4.0.0

                Oct 29, 2013
                Features
                • documented in doc/NSD-4-features. Change configuration without restart, direct nameserver control with nsd-control, support a higher number of zones. Higher performance (compared to NSD3).
                • nsdc is gone. Use kill -HUP for reload (also checks if zonefiles have changed and rereads them), and kill -TERM for quit. Or use nsd-control for detailed control.
                • cron job for nsdcpatch is gone. nsd-control write creates zonefiles.
                • nsd.db has a new format that compacts itself when it is changed, thus nsdc patch is no longer necessary.
                • nsd.db is memory mapped, NSD needs (part of) that mmap in ram.
                • tcp-count can go above 1000; epoll/kqueue support with libevent.
                • nsd-control reconfig for updates with no restart (zones, keys, ..)
                • nsd-control-setup to create keys for nsd-control (enable nsd-control with remote-control: yes in nsd.conf).
                      Download: nsd-4.0.0.tar.gz
                      Checksum sha256: 62608a409d0f68c9d8d4595031b9de9130ac02efe39733be5dee40d5a90e991c

                      NSD 3.2.17

                      Jan 27, 2014
                      Features
                      • Support for CAA RR type (RFC6844).
                      • EUI48 and EUI64 RR types (RFC7043) enabled by default.
                      Bugfixes
                      • Bugfix #509: USE_ZONE_STATS used initialised memory for statistics data.
                      • Bugfix #510: USE_ZONE_STATS use a different zone stats file per process.
                      • Bugfix #542: Match RRSIG TTL with SOA TTL in negative response.
                      • Removed use of random when arc4random is available. Thus, random and srandom are then not linked with the executable.
                      • Check if configure in srcdir collides with outofdir build.
                          Download: nsd-3.2.17.tar.gz
                          Checksum sha1: 099a051129f58dc9446d4683ccd07b40196a51f4

                          NSD 3.2.16

                          Jul 22, 2013
                          Features
                          • New config option "ip-transparent:" to allow NSD to bind to non local addresses. Default no.
                          • Use IPV6 minimum MTU settings with TCP to reduce failures that are caused by delays in learning working PMTU when communicating through a tunnel.
                          • Bugfix #496: Support for EUI48 and EUI64 RR types. Experimental, turned off by default. Enable with --enable-draft-rrtypes.
                          • New config option "rrl-slip:" to set the average number of packets discarded before we send back a truncated response.
                          • New config option "rrl-ipv4-prefix-length:" and "rrl-ipv6-prefix-length:" to set the prefix lengths.
                          • Improved RRL logging, also print triggering query src address and QTYPE.
                          • Provide RRL documentation in nsd.conf.sample.
                          Bugfixes
                          • Bugfix #357: Parent process waits until children closed down sockets, to prevent NSD failing to bind to sockets when restarting.
                          • Bugfix #487: lookup3.c determine endianness for BSD systems.
                          • Bugfix #491: pick program name (0th argument) as syslog identity.
                          • Bugfix #494: Exit with return code 1 if socket code fails.
                          • Bugfix #495: Wrong bufsize in dname_to_string for root.
                          • Fix outgoing-interface: Don't fail if family is IPv6 but only IPv4 outgoing-interface is set, or vice versa.
                          • RRtypes ASFDB, RP, RT should not compress dnames.
                          • Check that zone directory is within chroot directory.
                          • Better XFR checking, fallback to AXFR (if allowed) if three malformed XFR packets have been seen.
                              Download: nsd-3.2.16.tar.gz
                              Checksum sha1: cb95efa819902799365691a0a7ddb3690a97df88

                              NSD 3.2.15

                              Feb 4, 2013
                              Features
                              • Support for ILNP RR types: NID, L32, L64, LP (RFC6742).
                              • RRL, --enable-ratelimit at configure time and config options.
                              • TSIG initialization only fails when there is no digest found at all.
                              Bugfixes
                              • Bugfix #478: Declaration after statement (for gcc 2.95).
                              • Bugfix #483: Better error message in case of TSIG error.
                              • Bugfix #485: TTL should not be greater than 2^31 - 1.
                              • Fix RCODE when CNAME loop final answer does not exist, should return NXDOMAIN as stated by RFC 6604.
                              • Fix --disable-full-prehash bug, where after multiple incoming IXFRs, NSEC3 can be removed unjustified.
                                  Download: nsd-3.2.15.tar.gz
                                  Checksum sha1: e31a81ab7877422b34e1f163f9509cd93f395664

                                  NSD 3.2.14

                                  Nov 1, 2012
                                  Features
                                  • TCP writev support.
                                  Bugfixes
                                  • Fix build on OpenBSD (thanks Oliver Peter).
                                  • Prioritize notify sender for requesting XFR (thanks Ilya Bakulin).
                                  • Fix crash in zonec if TXT string too long (thanks Ilya Bakulin).
                                  • tzset before chroot for correct timezone (thanks Camiel Dobbelaar).
                                  • Fix --disable-full-prehash bug when nsdc patch happens while ixfr too, it did not rehash the new database.
                                  • Bugfix #464: Conditionally define MAXHOSTNAMELEN.
                                      Download: nsd-3.2.14.tar.gz
                                      Checksum sha1: 78390145ec392b520d88c19fc99c544dd1426959

                                      NSD 3.2.13

                                      Jul 27, 2012
                                        Bugfixes
                                        • Bugfix #461 (VU#517036 CVE-2012-2979): NSD denial of service vulnerability from DNS packet when using --enable-zone-stats.
                                        • Bugfix #460: man page correction - identity.
                                        • Fix for nsd-patch segfault if zone has been removed from nsd.conf (thanks Ilya Bakulin).
                                            Download: nsd-3.2.13.tar.gz
                                            Checksum sha1: 2cb44f75e9686fd73c7ee9765857a36a8fe5bca9

                                            NSD 3.2.12

                                            Jul 19, 2012
                                              Bugfixes
                                              • Fix for VU#624931 CVE-2012-2978: NSD denial of service vulnerability from non-standard DNS packet from any host on the internet.
                                                  Download: nsd-3.2.12.tar.gz
                                                  Checksum sha1: dd8606a05525f6a493dfacb7ddfa7e1fa3c6a85b

                                                  NSD 3.2.11

                                                  Jul 9, 2012
                                                  Features
                                                  • Fallback to AXFR if IXFR is unknown at the primary. NSD considers IXFR unknown at the primary if there is a negative response for the IXFR RRtype. This does not override the value for 'allow-axfr-fallback'.
                                                  • Allow for reading in new DNSKEY algorithm mnemonics (RFC5155, RFC5702, RFC5933, and RFC6605 (ECDSA)).
                                                  • Zone statistics, enable with --enable-zone-stats. This stores the BIND8 stats per zone in a configurable statistics file. This option does not scale and should therefore not be enabled when serving many zones.
                                                  • Support for TLSA RRtype (DANE).
                                                  Bugfixes
                                                  • Fix for qtype ANY for a wildcard domain in NSEC signed zone: Don't add the wildcard domain NSEC into the answer section. Instead, put the wildcard expanded NSEC into the answer section and keep the wildcard domain NSEC in the authority section.
                                                  • Fix for accept spinning reported by OpenBSD.
                                                  • Fix restart failed due to bad ixfr packet because of zone removed from nsd.conf.
                                                  • Bugfix #453: typo in nsdc man page.
                                                    Operational notes
                                                    • NSD uses the query name for dname compression again (Fix #235 had as side effect that this didn't happen anymore and is hereby undone).
                                                    Download: nsd-3.2.11.tar.gz
                                                    Checksum sha1: 4b8b9293fd13b0fba2a2bff9fd11940e0d8d7448

                                                    NSD 3.2.10

                                                    Feb 15, 2012
                                                      Bugfixes
                                                      • Bugfix #421: Truncate pidfile on shutdown, before unlink.
                                                      • Bugfix #423: Fix slow zone transfer processing due to 'Fix is_existing flag for ENT' bugfix.
                                                      • Bugfix #430: Fix segfault when MAX_INTERFACES set to more than 65K.
                                                      • Fix configure.ac strptime check for gcc 4.6.2, acx_nlnetlabs.m4 update
                                                          Download: nsd-3.2.10.tar.gz
                                                          Checksum sha1: 04657cffe5087d97213b245f8281296cac86b868

                                                          NSD 3.2.9

                                                          Nov 23, 2011
                                                          Features
                                                          • Minimize responses to reduce truncation: NSD will only add optional records to the authority and additional sections when the response size does not exceed the minimal response size.

                                                            The minimal response size is 512 (no-EDNS), 1480 (EDNS/IPv4), 1220 (EDNS/IPv6), or the advertized EDNS buffer size if that is smaller than the EDNS default.

                                                            The feature is enabled by default. You can disable it by configuring NSD with --disable-minimal-responses.

                                                          • Less NSEC3 prehashing. This will make NSD handle zone transfers faster, but will decrease the performance of NXDOMAIN and wildcard NODATA responses. Full prehashing is enabled by default. If you want less NSEC3 prehashing, configure NSD with --disable-full-prehash. Thanks Secure64 for the patch.
                                                          Bugfixes
                                                          • Bugfix #302: nsd accepts XFR but refuses to re-read the slave zone.
                                                          • Bugfix #365: set patch style and zonec verbose for nsdc.
                                                          • First step of bug #369: RRSIG DNSKEY sets zone to be treated DNSSEC.
                                                          • Bugfix #375: typos in nsd.conf.5.
                                                          • Bugfix #381: Binary escaped and transfers.
                                                          • Bugfix #397: Don't allow relative domain names as origin in $INCLUDE directives.
                                                          • Fix printout of IPSECKEY by nsd-patch.
                                                          • Fix is_existing flag for ENT when domain that has a shared ENT is deleted by IXFR. (ENT == Empty Non-Terminal)
                                                          • Fix bug if the zonefile is changed for a secondary but stored transfers are applied, and stop it from applying ixfr to empty zone. The zone is flagged with error and AXFR-ed.
                                                          • Fix to have no authority NS set processing for CNAMEs.
                                                          • Fix nsd-checkconf to check tsig algorithms properly.
                                                          • Set the AA bit on responses that have an authoritative CNAME.
                                                          • Fix denial of existence response for empty non-terminal that looks like a NSEC3-only domain (but has data below it).
                                                            Operational notes
                                                            • nsd.db version number increased because NSD 3.2.7 and earlier zonec is not compatible due to the TXT strings change. Please run nsdc rebuild before running NSD 3.2.9 and later versions.
                                                            Download: nsd-3.2.9.tar.gz
                                                            Checksum sha1: 66e17e5801e94da1a21f0f2a4dd7a4ab4ffe0dd9

                                                            NSD 3.2.8

                                                            Mar 22, 2011
                                                              Bugfixes
                                                              • Do setusercontext before chroot, otherwise login.conf etc. are required inside chroot.
                                                              • Bugfix #216: Fix leak of compressiontable when the domain table increases in size.
                                                              • Bugfix #348: Don't include header/library path if OpenSSL is in /usr.
                                                              • Bugfix #350: Refused notifies should log client ip.
                                                              • Bugfix #352: Fix hard coded paths in man pages.
                                                              • Bugfix #354: The realclean target deletes a bit too much.
                                                              • Bugfix #357, make xfrd quit with many zones.
                                                              • Bugfix #362: outgoing-interface and v4 vs. v6 leads to spurious warning messages.
                                                              • Bugfix #363: nsd-checkconf -v does not print outgoing-interface ok.
                                                              • Bugfix: nsd-checkconf -o outgoing-interface omits NOKEY.
                                                              • Undo Bugfix #235: Don't skip dname compression, messes up packets that do need compression.
                                                                Operational notes
                                                                • Use 'make clean' to clean up files that make created.
                                                                • Use 'make realclean' to also clean up files that were generated by running ./configure.
                                                                • Use 'make devclean' to also clean up autoconf, autoheader files.
                                                                Download: nsd-3.2.8.tar.gz
                                                                Checksum sha1: e8db690a09f53152f0dca6e4fbfabcc89003fced

                                                                NSD 3.2.7

                                                                Jan 24, 2011
                                                                  Bugfixes
                                                                  • Bugfix #253: Don't put NS RRs in a response with QTYPE=DS.
                                                                  • Bugfix #320: use arcrandom(4) for QID generation if available.
                                                                  • Bugfix #328: nsd-checkconf overrun.
                                                                  • Bugfix #343: nsdc update fix.
                                                                  • Bugfix #347: Wrong NSEC3 returned for nodata response QTYPE=DS no delegation.
                                                                  • Bugfix: Allow for huge amount of strings in TXT (and other) records.
                                                                  • Bugfix: nsdc can now deal with tsig algorithms other than hmac-md5.
                                                                  • Fixed several parts in the documentation, including #306, #345.
                                                                      Download: nsd-3.2.7.tar.gz
                                                                      Checksum sha1: 1fc4af1831f64b76e1dc5c82b353770f9186de15

                                                                      NSD 3.2.6

                                                                      Aug 2, 2010
                                                                      Features
                                                                      • Expand command line option '-a' and config option 'ip-address:' with port number.
                                                                      Bugfixes
                                                                      • Bugfix #314: correctly print NSEC next field, escape spaces and fix label overflows.
                                                                        Operational notes
                                                                        • Configure options --disable-dnssec, --disable-nsid, --disable-tsig are removed.
                                                                        • Configure option --max-interfaces is renamed to --max-ips.
                                                                        Download: nsd-3.2.6.tar.gz
                                                                        Checksum sha1: 7857df4c34a10f63c8100ae806f12f6035397773

                                                                        NSD 3.2.5

                                                                        Apr 14, 2010
                                                                        Features
                                                                        • New option 'nsid:', to specify the NSID (Bugfix #298).
                                                                        • The default chroot can be set with --with-chroot=dir. If not set, by default chroot will not be used (thanks Jakob Schlyter).
                                                                        • Optimized zonec and b64_pton compatibility code (thanks Martin Svec).
                                                                        • Optimized memory allocations. Use mmap/munmap instead of malloc/free. Experimental, by default off. Enable it at build time with --enable-mmap (thanks Martin Svec).
                                                                        Bugfixes
                                                                        • NSD will not start if chroot is configured, but changing root is not possible (it used to ignore the badly configured chroot).
                                                                        • Make use of the more secure strl* functions.
                                                                        • Bugfix #303: spelling error.
                                                                          Operational notes
                                                                          • NSID support is now enabled by default.
                                                                          Download: nsd-3.2.5.tar.gz
                                                                          Checksum sha1: 90678506145a7a4cf62fbb266013abb8ad464484

                                                                          NSD 3.2.4

                                                                          Jan 6, 2010
                                                                          Features
                                                                          • Support DLV records.
                                                                          • New option 'tcp-query-count:', to limit the maximum number of DNS queries on a single tcp connection.
                                                                          • New option 'tcp-timeout:', to override the default tcp timeout. The option can also be set at build time, --with-tcp-timeout.
                                                                          • New option 'notify-retry:', to configure how many times NSD should retry a NOTIFY message.
                                                                          • New options 'ipv4-edns-size:' and 'ipv6-edns-size:', to set your preferred EDNS buffer size.
                                                                          Bugfixes
                                                                          • Bugfix #269: Additional c99 syntax.
                                                                          • Bugfix #276: Zonec prints debug data to stderr.
                                                                          • Bugfix #286: Document verbosity levels in nsd.conf manual page.
                                                                          • Bugfix #288: Ignore SIGHUP to child processes.
                                                                          • Fix typo in include file for setusercontext.
                                                                            Operational notes
                                                                            • UDP/IPv4 sockets have new options set that will disable the DF flag in IP packets.
                                                                            Download: nsd-3.2.4.tar.gz
                                                                            Checksum sha1: ca94d6c1e53c3ff9d46d3fc7ca56d43590a91a8f

                                                                            NSD 3.2.3

                                                                            Aug 17, 2009
                                                                              Bugfixes
                                                                              • Bug #236: Allow RRs before the SOA in a zonefile.
                                                                              • Bug #229: Remove the C99 code.
                                                                              • Bug #253: Don't put NS RRs in a response with QTYPE=DNSKEY.
                                                                              • Bug #263: Make TSIG algorithm comparison case insensitive.
                                                                              • Bug #266: Build failed on systems without strptime.
                                                                              • Fix install hickup.
                                                                              • Fix to use 4096 EDNS limit for IPv6 on Linux.
                                                                                  Download: nsd-3.2.3.tar.gz
                                                                                  Checksum sha1: 2afcc6e1086eef7f5e538c7d837f628f83a19a86

                                                                                  NSD 3.2.2

                                                                                  May 18, 2009
                                                                                    Bugfixes
                                                                                    • Off-by-one buffer overflow fix while processing the QUESTION section.
                                                                                    • Return BADVERS when NSD does not implement the VERSION level of the request, instead of 0x1FORMERR.
                                                                                    • Bugfix #234.
                                                                                    • Bugfix #235.
                                                                                    • Reset 'error occurred' after notifying an error occurred at the $TTL or $ORIGIN directive (Otherwise, the whole zone is skipped because the error is reset after reading the SOA).
                                                                                    • Minor bugfixes.
                                                                                        Download: nsd-3.2.2.tar.gz
                                                                                        Checksum sha1: 23fc0be5d447ea852acd49f64743c96403a091fa

                                                                                        NSD 3.2.1

                                                                                        Jan 19, 2009
                                                                                        Features
                                                                                        • New configuration option 'allow-afxr-fallback', "yes" by default. If set to "no", NSD will never do AXFR fallback, even if the master does not support IXFR.
                                                                                        • Allow file rotation on nsd.log.
                                                                                        • The new nsd-patch options -s and -o allows you to skip writing zonefiles and store the output directly to a database file, respectively.
                                                                                        Bugfixes
                                                                                        • When configuring, don't do strptime test when cross-compiling.
                                                                                        • Bug #230: Output non-error messages to stdout.
                                                                                        • Better error message when ixfr.db old file format is read.
                                                                                        • Bug #218: shared UDP query for all interfaces.
                                                                                        • Bug #222: Remove bashism from nsdc script.
                                                                                        • Nicer check for SHA-256 functionality.
                                                                                        • Fixed some minor memory leaks that occured on reload.
                                                                                        • nsdc: check if a lockfile has not gone stale, when lock failed.
                                                                                        • Bugfix strptime compatibility function.
                                                                                          Operational notes
                                                                                          • NSD will now fallback to AXFR, only if the master does not support IXFR.
                                                                                          • You can adjust nsdc patch to skip textfile patching. This will increase the patching process, but will not output to zonefiles anymore. By default, this is turned off.
                                                                                          Download: nsd-3.2.1.tar.gz
                                                                                          Checksum sha1: 2829d8f00dc9a6f13178efb80c21566f95db132a

                                                                                          NSD 3.2.0

                                                                                          Nov 10, 2008
                                                                                          Features
                                                                                          • AXFR/TCP fallback in case of failing IXFR zone transfers.
                                                                                          • RFC 4635: support for hmac-sha1 and hmac-sha256 TSIG algorithm identifiers, "Bugfix #130".
                                                                                          • Configure the source ip-address for notifies (master) and zone requests (slave) in nsd.conf, "Bugfix #148".
                                                                                          • nsd-notify and nsd-xfer allow you to configure the outgoing hostname and source port, in addition to the source address.
                                                                                          • Additional debug and verbose log messages.
                                                                                          Bugfixes
                                                                                          • Only normalize dnames in rdatas when rrtype is listed in RFC 4034, section 6.2: Canonical RR Form, following draft-ietf-dnsext-dnssec-bis-updates (affects RRSIG and NSEC records).
                                                                                          • Typo in zonec manpage.
                                                                                          • Bugfix in log_finalize.
                                                                                          • Fix race condition between nsdc patch and server reload.
                                                                                            Operational notes
                                                                                            • IMPORTANT: Format of ixfr.db has changed. When you are planning an upgrade to the new NSD release, make sure to process the old ixfr.db before starting the new release (by running nsdc patch).
                                                                                            • IXFR is transmitted over TCP by default instead of UDP. If you want to continue the use of IXFR/UDP, please modify your zone configuration file to: request-xfr: UDP 1.2.3.4 tsigkey
                                                                                            • We strongly recommend to enable TSIG if you send IXFR over UDP. When all masters fail to transmit IXFR/UDP, slave will fallback to IXFR/TCP and eventually AXFR/TCP.
                                                                                            • nsd-patch prints errors to stderr instead of stdout.
                                                                                            Download: nsd-3.2.0.tar.gz
                                                                                            Checksum sha1: 7cc37fdd10f4ad78ed58d4e1a304a4496ebaefe7

                                                                                            NSD 3.1.1

                                                                                            Jul 21, 2008
                                                                                            Features
                                                                                            • The number of maximum interfaces allowed is configurable with --with-max_interfaces (thanks John Lightsey).
                                                                                            Bugfixes
                                                                                            • Try to avoid race conditions when NSD reloads and nsdc signals NSD: Update the pidfile before exiting the old server.
                                                                                            • Fixed memory leak when NSEC3 enabled but not needed.
                                                                                            • Added region destroys when erroring during zone transfers.
                                                                                            • Bugfix #191: nsd-checkconf allowed (max_interfaces-1) interfaces.
                                                                                                Download: nsd-3.1.1.tar.gz
                                                                                                Checksum sha1: 5d175e2514294dba1336ab0e5421f68076af278f

                                                                                                NSD 3.1.0

                                                                                                June 23, 2008
                                                                                                Features
                                                                                                • NSD is now NSEC3 enabled by default. You can disable it by configuring NSD with --disable-nsec3.
                                                                                                • Added "hide-version" configuration setting, to stop NSD from answering CHAOS class version requests.
                                                                                                • Added bind2nsd 0.5.0 in contrib/.
                                                                                                • Report source and zone for denied AXFR attempts.
                                                                                                Bugfixes
                                                                                                • Bug #172: Zone compiler gives more sane error messages.
                                                                                                • Manual pages are in mansun format now, which is more portable.
                                                                                                • Log tcp read error only when connection not reset by peer or when verbosity level >= 2.
                                                                                                • RRs are compared without checking TTL value.
                                                                                                  Operational notes
                                                                                                  • Default locations of nsd.db, ixfr.db, xfrd.state are changed to /var/db/nsd.
                                                                                                  Download: nsd-3.1.0.tar.gz
                                                                                                  Checksum sha1: 4cf8dea9fcdd2e0f7a5ab8b8a7399e3ebd533cf4

                                                                                                  NSD 3.0.8

                                                                                                  April 18, 2008
                                                                                                  Features
                                                                                                  • Better logging for nsd-notify (show 'broken' zone)
                                                                                                  • Bug #164: Add configuration for chkconfig to control nsd service
                                                                                                  • Better logging when creating database failed.
                                                                                                  Bugfixes
                                                                                                  • Fixed nsdc start when nsd already running: do not initialize server, since it is already running.
                                                                                                  • Bug #163: Fixup bug where data related files are looked up in the wrong directory when chrooted with chrootdir ending with a slash.
                                                                                                  • Bug #157: Fixup bug where nsd would return FORMERR if received an edns query with version set to zero and rdlen larger than zero.
                                                                                                  • Fixed strptime, so that zonec will also work on systems with broken strptime (like leopard :-)).
                                                                                                  • Do not answer nsec3 wildcard information when DO bit is not set.
                                                                                                  • Various spelling errors.
                                                                                                      Download: nsd-3.0.8.tar.gz
                                                                                                      Checksum sha1: a5af4f406219636934dfd16810ba9c112412680e

                                                                                                      NSD 3.0.7

                                                                                                      November 13th, 2007
                                                                                                        Bugfixes
                                                                                                        • Error handling for malformed IXFRs improved.
                                                                                                        • Bug #162 and #156: Fixed man pages, consistent syntax.
                                                                                                            Download: nsd-3.0.7.tar.gz
                                                                                                            Checksum sha1: c4038c017e270a4b0012dcaf47c67593f34ddde8

                                                                                                            NSD 3.0.6

                                                                                                            August 7th, 2007
                                                                                                            Features
                                                                                                            • Report source and zone for denied AXFR attempts.
                                                                                                            Bugfixes
                                                                                                            • More elegant handling of malformed nsec3 records from a zone transfer.
                                                                                                            • Fixup ignored return value in region-allocator.
                                                                                                            • Added bind2nsd 0.5.0 (http://bind2nsd.sourceforge.net) in contrib/.
                                                                                                                Download: nsd-3.0.6.tar.gz
                                                                                                                Checksum sha1: d285cc1f81f61b9ee6272473f7a526593623e86e

                                                                                                                NSD 3.0.5

                                                                                                                March 20th, 2007
                                                                                                                  Bugfixes
                                                                                                                  • Fixed problem with reload waiting very long. If the OS has a raging herd problem, NSD could block in a UDP operation and that process would stop reload from finishing. Made UDP sockets nonblocking.
                                                                                                                  • Made TCP listen sockets nonblocking. NSD could block in accept.
                                                                                                                  • Handle the new CERT RDATA types defined in RFC 4398 (submitted by Mans Nilsson).
                                                                                                                  • Fixed a bug where zonec would choke on unknown CERT RDATA types.
                                                                                                                  • Change nsd-notify retry timer from linear into exponential backoff (submitted by Mans Nilsson).
                                                                                                                  • Debug flag (-d) behavior changed. Nsd now also forks children when run in debug mode.
                                                                                                                  • Added verbosity mode (-V <level>) for extra operational logging.
                                                                                                                  • zonesdir default is /etc/nsd. This can be overridden in nsd.conf.
                                                                                                                  • if clients drop the tcp connection this does not result in a logfile entry, unless verbosity is set 2 or more.
                                                                                                                      Download: nsd-3.0.5.tar.gz
                                                                                                                      Checksum sha1: e6b433e0017d51b8c3f31897053d6c7718957627

                                                                                                                      NSD 3.0.4

                                                                                                                      January 18th, 2007
                                                                                                                      Features
                                                                                                                      • Added contrib/nsd.zones2nsd.conf python script to convert NSD 2 to NSD 3 config files, contributed by Stephane Bortzmeyer.
                                                                                                                      • The nsdc control script will print 'nsd startup failed' if the nsd executable does not start (due to bad permissions, bad config, ...).
                                                                                                                      Bugfixes
                                                                                                                      • zonec will print an error when other data is put next to a CNAME.
                                                                                                                      • Fixup unaligned memory access that could occur when reading ixfr.db with a partial transfer inside.
                                                                                                                      • Fixup for the WKS RR type printout by nsd-patch and nsd-xfer.
                                                                                                                      • Error message 'could not read database CRC' now only given on error.
                                                                                                                      • ./configure --zonesdir=<directory for zone files> now works to set a default value for the zonesdir: <dir> nsd.conf directive. Set zonesdir: "" to disable the change of directory.
                                                                                                                      • Bug: reload crashes with log message 'continuing with old database', and after that no more zone updates. Manual fix is to kill -HUP, but now fixed in software to try to reload again (and again).
                                                                                                                      • Small speedup where xfrd could briefly be busy-waiting.
                                                                                                                      • If master sends IXFR with glue that is already present in the zone this is silently accepted. Printed in debug mode -L 2. To make the log file smaller.
                                                                                                                      • Exponential backoff for zones that never worked to max of 4 hours. For expired zones the SOA retry values are used.
                                                                                                                      • allow-notify acl entries 'NOKEY' match only queries without TSIG.
                                                                                                                      • Answers to valid notifies contained wrong RR counts in the header. The notifies were processed correctly, but now the acknowledgement reply is in correct DNS format.
                                                                                                                          Download: nsd-3.0.4.tar.gz
                                                                                                                          Checksum sha1: e34333450a32d4683216c136218699e7f8c8367d

                                                                                                                          NSD 3.0.3

                                                                                                                          December 7th, 2006
                                                                                                                            Bugfixes
                                                                                                                            • Bug #152: NSD would not use the identity from nsd.conf, fixed.
                                                                                                                            • Bug #153: When running with thousands of secondary zones, NSD would run out of UDP sockets. Caused crash on FreeBSD, errors on Linux ('out of file descriptors'), depending on ulimits. Fixed.
                                                                                                                            • Fixed getaddrinfo error message to be more descriptive.
                                                                                                                            • Fallback to ip4 if getaddrinfo fails for ip6.
                                                                                                                            • Will no longer lose a notify message during reloads (IPC).
                                                                                                                            • Will no longer lose transfer in progress when notified for that zone.
                                                                                                                            • Nicer error when operator forgets to rebuild after deleting a zone.
                                                                                                                                Download: nsd-3.0.3.tar.gz
                                                                                                                                Checksum sha1: 3321d3826256eff683799dd2706eb92dc1bbff78

                                                                                                                                NSD 3.0.2

                                                                                                                                November 3rd, 2006
                                                                                                                                  Bugfixes
                                                                                                                                  • Nice error from zonec on a wrong configuration zone name.
                                                                                                                                  • Nicer warning from zonec when starting secondary zone with no zone file for the first time.
                                                                                                                                  • nsdc makes more portable use of 'which' (for SunOS5.9/bash2.05).
                                                                                                                                  • Bug #143: Improved handling of zonesdir: directive and relative pidfile, database, diff file, xfrdfile paths in nsdc.sh and nsd-patch. They would not find the files.
                                                                                                                                  • Bug #144: LOC RRtype default values for precision wrong. Fixed.
                                                                                                                                  • Bug #145: NSD failed to reload cases of simultaneous zone transfer.
                                                                                                                                  • Bug #146: NSD fails to write to xfrdfile when chrooted. Fixed. Also fix for difffile when chrooted.
                                                                                                                                  • Bug #147: NSD runs out of memory. Fixed, memory is reused. Occurred when running NSD with very big zones and large updates.
                                                                                                                                  • nsd -L 1 logging is smaller, -L 2 contains all debug information. (only available for debug compiles).
                                                                                                                                  • Bug #149: Fixed text for NOTAUTH error code. When notify is not authorised REFUSED error code returned instead.
                                                                                                                                      Download: nsd-3.0.2.tar.gz
                                                                                                                                      Checksum sha1: 9a141e67e7d60c84aa1169061230c4761ee35608

                                                                                                                                      NSD 3.0.1

                                                                                                                                      September 6th, 2006
                                                                                                                                        Bugfixes
                                                                                                                                        • nsd-patch prints SOA record at start of zone files.
                                                                                                                                            Download: nsd-3.0.1.tar.gz
                                                                                                                                            Checksum sha1: 37259401e1040ea99540590a9dedc519b48543e1

                                                                                                                                            NSD 3.0.0

                                                                                                                                            September 5th, 2006
                                                                                                                                            Features
                                                                                                                                            • nsd-patch prints SOA record at start of zone files: NSD requests but does not provide IXFR transfers; NSD keeps track of SOA timeouts for secondary zones.
                                                                                                                                            • TSIG authentication supported: For queries, for notifies, for zone transfers.
                                                                                                                                            • NOTIFY messages of zone updates, incoming and outgoing.
                                                                                                                                            • DNAME type is supported, including CNAME synthesis.
                                                                                                                                            • config file, nsd.conf(5), place to put TSIG keys, server settings, and lists of ip-addresses/ranges for AXFR/IXFR and NOTIFY.
                                                                                                                                            • Prepared for NSEC3 (--enable-nsec3), experimental code for testing in workshops.
                                                                                                                                            • Prepared for NSID (--enable-nsid), experimental code for testing in workshops.
                                                                                                                                            Bugfixes
                                                                                                                                            • Contains all bug fixes from 2.3.5 and before.
                                                                                                                                            • The sighandler() bug is fixed more thoroughly, by using pipes for interprocess communication.
                                                                                                                                            • CNAMEs are followed by the server to different zones and information from that zone is returned. This saves a followup query.
                                                                                                                                            • Bug fixes (ported) 2.3.6: nsd-notify will retry max 15 times 5 second retries; Bug #105: nsdc lacks locking, fixed locking for root user; Bug #134: nsd: make -N <large number> work again; Bug #135: Typo in locking code for nsdc, fixed; uninitialised variable fixed; unaligned memory access (on Solaris SPARC), in zonec LOC parsing, fixed; Bug #138: nsd aborts trying to bind all interfaces if ip6 is not enabled, instead it will fallback to ip4; Bug #139: resync timer for stats to whole minute; Bug #140: NSD did not clear CD bit on authoritative answers; Bug #141: NSD did not clear flags on a formerror reply.
                                                                                                                                              Operational notes
                                                                                                                                              • config file needed, nsd.conf(5) supersedes nsd.zones and nsdc.conf.
                                                                                                                                              • AXFR transfers are denied by default. Allow in config file.
                                                                                                                                              • Zones only become secondary with "request-xfr:" items in config file.
                                                                                                                                              • NSD produces "ixfr.db" file with a journal of zone transfers. Use nsdc patch to merge changes back to zone files and remake db.
                                                                                                                                              • NSD produces "xfrd.state" file with zone timeout information. The file is text formatted.
                                                                                                                                              • NSD sends notifies automatically, nsd-notify is deprecated and will be removed from the package.
                                                                                                                                              • NSD requests AXFR/IXFR and reloads the updates automatically, nsd-xfer is deprecated and will be removed from the package.
                                                                                                                                              • Check your config file with nsd-checkconf.
                                                                                                                                              Download: nsd-3.0.0.tar.gz
                                                                                                                                              Checksum sha1: 353b388fdd1d5e03fb3a73738b83b617edc06392

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