configure NSD as slave for BIND

To configure name server deamon as slave for bind:

# useradd -c “NSD” -d /home/nsd -s /sbin/nologin -u 1005 nsd

Download and install the latest version of nsd

# ./configure –prefix=/home/nsd –enable-dnssec –enable-tsig –with-user=nsd
# make
# make install

Edit config: /home/nsd/etc/nsd/nsd.conf
hide-version: yes
debug-mode: no
ip4-only: no
ip6-only: no
database: "/home/nsd/var/db/nsd/nsd.db"
identity: ""
logfile: "/var/log/nsd.log"
server-count: 1
tcp-count: 10
pidfile: "/home/nsd/var/db/nsd/"
port: 53
statistics: 3600
chroot: "/home/nsd/etc/nsd"
username: nsd
zonesdir: "/home/nsd/etc/nsd"
difffile: "/home/nsd/var/db/nsd/ixfr.db"
xfrdfile: "/home/nsd/var/db/nsd/xfrd.state"
xfrd-reload-timeout: 10

Add key and zone file details:

Start NSD with:
/home/nsd/sbin/nsdc start

to create zone files:
/home/nsd/sbin/nsdc patch


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