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NSD version 3.0 released

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[Press release by NLnet Labs] NLnet Labs is proud to announce the release of its Name Server Daemon, NSD3.0. NSD is an authoritative RFC compliant DNS nameserver.

NSD was first conceived to allow for more genetic diversity for DNS server implementations used by the root-server system and it has been developed for operations in environments where speed, reliability, stability, and security are of high importance. NSD is currently used on root servers such ask.root-servers.netand is also in use by several top-level domains registries.

NSD3 is the successor of NSD2 which has been extended to include support for incremental zone updates (IXFR), incoming and outgoing NOTIFY messages, and for DNAME. NSD3 can run as a secondary DNS server with RFC compliant timing, with no user-configured cron jobs needed, as was the case for NSD2. Besides, NSD3 has been made more stable by the redesign of its internal messaging system. NSD3 can now be configured with a configuration file. NSD3 is still authoritative only, open source and strives to be compliant with the relevant RFCs.

More detailed information can be found on the NSD website. Release notes.

NLnet Labs is committed to support NSD and its other software products on a best effort basis, free of charge. This form of community support is offered through a mailing lists and the bugzilla web interface. If for any reason NLnet Labs would stop community support of NSD such would be announced on our web pages at least two years in advance.

We recognize that in some corporate environments this commitment to community support is not sufficient and that support needs to be codified. We therefore offer paid support contracts. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any further questions.

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