Getting Started with NLSR

Getting Source

Important Notes About Configuration

Since v0.4.0, NLSR no longer creates Faces for the neighbors that are specified in nlsr.conf. Instead, it relies on the pre-existence of the Faces in NFD. NLSR will obtain this information from NFD, and configure its neighbors using this information.

For people who were relying on NLSR to automagically configure their networks, this must now be done with nfdc. Its documentation can be found here


After installing NLSR from source, you need to create a configuration file for NLSR. Please take a look at nlsr.conf for a sample configuration. For details on configuring a router, please refer to Router Configuration. For details on security configuration, please refer to Security Configuration.


Run nlsr with the following command:


NLSR will look for the default configuration file, nlsr.conf, in the current directory.

You can also run nlsr -f with the absolute path of the configuration file:

nlsr -f /usr/local/etc/ndn/nlsr.conf

To run NLSR as daemon, use the -d flag:

nlsr -d