News and updates

Unbound 1.6.8 released

Fri, 19 Jan 2018
Unbound 1.6.8 fixes CVE-2017-15105: vulnerability in the processing of wildcard synthesized NSEC records.
Unbound website. Direct Download. Changes.

NSD 4.1.19 released

Mon, 11 Dec 2017
This release fixes IPv6 for the notify sending feature from 4.1.18.
NSD project page. Direct Download.

DNSSEC trigger 0.15

Wed, 06 Dec 2017
This release fixes failure to start on OSX and Windows.
DNSSEC trigger project page. source. install exe. install dmg. Changes.

NSD 4.1.18 released

Thu, 30 Nov 2017
This release has features for saving memory and faster notification. With --enable-packed, 33% memory savings could be had, or something along that size. Notification of secondary servers happens in parallel, and has faster timeouts. More sockets are used for zone transfers. This speeds up communication with a larger set of servers. Additionally a bug is fixed for dual-loaded parent-and-child zone configured at the same time, when one of the zones has not loaded properly.
NSD project page. Direct Download.

Privacy: Using DNS-over-TLS with the new Quad9 DNS Service

Mon, 20 Nov 2017
Hands-on install & configure of getdns and stubby to use DNS- over-TLS with Quad9 DNS service.
Blog post.

Net::DNS 1.13 released

Wed, 18 Oct 2017

DNSSEC trigger 0.14

Tue, 10 Oct 2017
This release fixes install problems on OSX Sierra and High Sierra. The binary packages bundle the just-released unbound 1.6.7 that sends telemetry data about the root trust anchor.
DNSSEC trigger project page. source. install exe. install dmg. Changes.

Unbound 1.6.7 released

Tue, 10 Oct 2017
Unbound 1.6.7 sets the default for trust anchor signaling to yes. This makes a query with the key tags of the validation keys when the trust anchor DNSKEY is retrieved.
Unbound website. Direct Download. Changes.

Akkerhuis inductee Internet Hall of Fame

Tue, 19 Sep 2017
Jaap Akkerhuis, NLnet Lab's senior research engineer and longtime contributor to the Internet technical community, is inducted into the Internet Hall of Fame. Follow the link below to read more on the background and contributions of Jaap's work in the past 40 year.
Akkerhuis inductee IHoF2017.

Sjoera Nas joined NLnet Labs board

Wed, 13 Sep 2017
Sjoera Nas joined the board of NLnet Labs. She is an Internet and telecom privacy expert affiliated with Autoriteit Persoonsgegevens (Dutch DPA). We are delighted that she joined the board and will contribute with advice and guidance.

DNSSEC training at APTLD 72

Mon, 11 Sep 2017
Berry van Halderen and Jaap Akkerhuis will give a two day DNSSEC course during the APTLD 72 meeting in Tbilisi (Sep 12-13). The course will cover DNS fundamentals, DNSSEC building blocks, policies and hands-on with OpenDNSSEC.
APTLD 72 Agenda.

NLnet Labs Annual Report 2016

Fri, 30 June 2017
We are happy to present NLnet Labs Annual report 2016. In it we present an overview of Labs' various activities and describe their impact.
Annual Report 2016 (PDF).

getdns 1.1.0 released

Thu, 13 Apr 2017
Functions for serving DNS. Stubby on board!
Announcement. Direct Download. API specification. Doxygen documentation.

ldns 1.7.0 released

Tue, 20 Dec 2016
Bugfixes and maintenance work, DANE verification delegated to OpenSSL functions, OpenSSL 1.1.0 support
ldns project page. Direct Download. Changes.

A Hybrid System for Automatic Exchanges of Routing Information

Fri, 2 December 2016
The exchange of routing information for BGP configurations is a critical functionality that help autonomous systems communicate with each other in an efficient and robust way. In this work, we propose a hybrid system for automatic exchange of routing information. It addresses security and benefits from using a hybrid model for achieving policy routing information exchange in an efficient way.
MSc. report (PDF).

Net::DNS::SEC 1.03 released

Fri, 26 Aug 2016

NSD 3.2.22 released

Tue, 14 Jun 2016
Bug fixes accrued before end of support. Note that 3.2.x has end-of-support.
NSD project page. Direct Download.

BGP Route Leaks Analysis

Fri, 6 Mar 2015
A route leak is a violation of the policies between the networks involved. In this project, we obtain routing information from differecent sources and make inferences to detect possible route leaks. These potential route leaks have been further investigated on their duration, the type of violation, and the type and origin of network that caused the leak-detection.
MSc. report (PDF).

BGP Evolution Analysis

Thu, 31 Jul 2014
The Internet has been growing rapidly for many years. A logical consequence of the growth trend is the increase in effort to discover reachability and routing information of all the networks. The project investigates the different components which together form the actual update message signal and tries to find a reason behind the growth factor.
MSc. report (PDF).

Measuring the Deployment of DNSSEC over the Internet

Thu, 2 Jul 2014
The deployment of DNSSEC is measured with the RIPE Atlas infrastructure. The results provide new insight on the distribution of DNSSEC support among resolvers, and notably show that around 90% of resolvers are DNSSEC-aware, and about 30% validate answers.
MSc. report (PDF).

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