nsd  4.5.0
About: NSD is an authoritative only, high performance, simple name server daemon.
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nsd Documentation

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The NLnet Labs Name Server Daemon (NSD) is an authoritative DNS name server. It has been developed for operations in environments where speed, reliability, stability and security are of high importance. If you have any feedback, we would love to hear from you. Don’t hesitate to create an issue on Github or post a message on the NSD mailing list. You can learn more about NSD by reading our documentation.


Make sure you have the following installed:

  • C toolchain (the set of tools to compile C such as a compiler, linker, and assembler)
  • OpenSSL, with its include files (usually these are included in the "dev" version of the library)
  • libevent, with its include files (usually these are included in the "dev" version of the library)
  • flex
  • bison

The repository does not contain ./configure, but you can generate it like this (note that the ./configure is included in release tarballs so they do not have to be generated):

aclocal && autoconf && autoheader

NSD can be compiled and installed using:

./configure && make && make install

NSD configuration

The configuration options for NSD are described in the man pages, which are installed (use man nsd.conf) and are available on the NSD documentation page.

An example configuration file is located in nsd.conf.sample.