About

Stichting NLnet Labs (NLnet Labs for short) is a not-for-profit foundation founded in 1999 in the Netherlands. Its statutes define its objectives: to develop Open Source software and open standards for the benefit of the Internet.
NLnet Labs' mission is:
To provide globally recognized innovations and expertise for those technologies that turn a network of networks into an Open Internet for All.
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NLnet Labs is a charitable foundation (ANBI) and our main source of income is a subsidy from the NLnet Foundation. As we're moving forward and need to ensure our continuity, we welcome your support! In order to develop a sustainable income, we invite you to consider our Support and SLA services, provided by Open Netlabs BV being a 100% subsidiary of NLnet Labs.
» Read more about our funding.

Software updates

Net::DNS 0.79 released

Fri, 22 Aug 2014
Bug fixes, Android OS support, OPENPGPKEY RR and a Net::DNS::Resolver::Recurse makeover
Net::DNS 0.79 release announcement. Project website. Direct Download. Changes.

Net::DNS::SEC 0.20 released

Fri, 15 Aug 2014

NSD 3.2.18 released

Mon, 28 Jul 2014

Dnssec-Trigger 0.12 released

Thu, 22 May 2014
experimental package that provides DNSSEC on personal computers. Bug fixes, ip address change in default config, software update.
Details. Direct Download. Changes.

NSD 4.0.3 released

Fri, 14 Mar 2014
Fix start-stop problems.
NSD project page. Direct Download.

NSD 4.0.2 released

Wed, 12 Mar 2014
Fix memory leaks. Fix ipv6 by disable of recvmmsg. REFUSED for nonhosted zones.
NSD project page. Direct Download.

Unbound 1.4.22 released

Wed, 12 March 2014
no libldns dependency, fix trustanchor full filesystem, fix lenience on validation of nxdomain empty nonterminals
Unbound website. Direct Download. Changes.

getdns 0.1.0 beta released

Wed, 26 Feb 2014
The first beta release of an open source implementation of the getdns API specification. This is an collaborative effort with Verisign and No Mountain Software.
Poject page. Direct Download. API specification.

ldns 1.6.17 released

Fri, 10 Jan 2014
Many bugfixes, All current (draft) RR types implemented, Better ldns-verify-zone performance and Perl5 bindings with the DNS::LDNS module.
ldns project page. Direct Download. Changes.

Publications

NLnet Labs Annual Report 2013

Wed, 27 MAy 2013
We are happy to present NLnet Labs Annual report 2013. In it we present an overview of Labs' various activities and describe their impact.
Annual Report 2013 (PDF).

Open Data Analysis to Retrieve Sensitive Information Regarding National-Centric Critical Infrastructures

Mon, 3 Feb 2014
Open Data repositories store a variety of information from country governments and private sectors. A concern is that with publishing data, sensitive information can be obtained by visual analytic techniques. The report shows that it is possible to retrieve precise locations where critical infrastructures overlap.
MSc. report (PDF).

Securing the last mile of DNS with CGA-TSIG

Tue, 8 Jan 2014
TSIG with shared keys is not scalable as a solution for the DNS last mile problem. CGA-TSIG extends TSIG with CGA so that shared secrets are no longer required. This research investigates the CGA-TSIG proposal by doing a security analysis and by making a PoC implementation in ldns.
MSc. report (PDF).

DNSSEC Audit Framework

Mon, 30 Dec 2013
In collaboration with SWITCH, the .CH and .LI registry, we have created a DNSSEC audit framework, that can be used to conduct a review of your or someone else's DNSSEC implementation.
PDF.

NLnet Labs Strategic Plan 2014

Wed, 9 Oct 2013
This is the first time we post this type of plan publicly. With this plan we intend to communicate who we are and where we are going, it serves the NLnet Labs Board and Staff but also the parties that support our mission and want to contribute financially.
Strategic Plan(PDF).

Experiences with MPTCP in an International OpenFlow Network

Tue, 3 Sep 2013
Keeping up with the network demand in order to transfer these data sets over the Internet is a challenge. Single links do not have enough capacity anymore. Therefore we need to install more interfaces in the servers and use all available paths in the network. In this paper we describe two new technologies that help to optimally use the capacity of all multiple paths simultaneously: OpenFlow and Multipath TCP (MPTCP).
TNC2013 paper (PDF).

News

Wanted: software developer and senior developer/architect

Mon, 1 Sep 2014
We are looking for a software developer and a senior developer/architect to design and implement Open Source Software used in the heart of the Internet.
Employment.

Recent blog posts

Mon, 02 Jun 2014 by olaf
July 11 I  will be leaving NLnet Labs to join the Internet Society as Chief Internet Technology Officer. During the last one-and half decade I have tried to push the needle to a more secure, resilient, and dependable Internet. For the last eight and a half years I did this at NLnet Labs by leading a ...
Thu, 01 May 2014 by wouter
Wouter Wijngaards en Olaf Kolkman Context At NLnet Labs we believe that DNSSEC allows for security innovations that will change the global security and privacy landscape. Innovations like DANE, a technology that allows people to use the global DNS to bootstrap a encrypted channel, are only the start of currently unimaginable technical innovation. The deployment ...
Fri, 21 Feb 2014 by benno
This blog post is based on the report “Open Data Analysis to Retrieve Sensitive Information Regarding National-Centric Critical Infrastructures” by Renato Fontana. Democratization of Public Data The ideas of Open Data comes from the concept that data should be freely available to use, reuse, and redistribute by anyone. An important motivation in making information available via ...
Tue, 24 Sep 2013 by benno
This blog post is based on the report “Discovery and Mapping of the Dutch National Critical IP Infrastructure” by Fahimeh Alizadeh and Razvan Oprea. Problem After the publication of the Critical Infrastructure Protection report more than ten years ago, the leading questions that emerge today are how critical infrastructure companies are interconnected, how resilient are these connections, ...

Tue Sep 2 2014

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