nbd-server - Network Block Device protocol - server

Property Value
Distribution Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)
Repository Ubuntu Main amd64
Package filename nbd-server_3.13-1_amd64.deb
Package name nbd-server
Package version 3.13
Package release 1
Package architecture amd64
Package type deb
Category admin
Homepage http://nbd.sourceforge.net/
License -
Maintainer Ubuntu Developers <ubuntu-devel-discuss@lists.ubuntu.com>
Download size 51.65 KB
Installed size 162.00 KB
Network Block Device (NBD) is a client/server protocol that
emulates a block device (such as a hard disk, a floppy, or a CD-ROM)
over the network, thus giving the system the ability to swap over the
network, or to use raw network disk space for other purposes.
However, writing to one Network Block Device from different clients
simultaneously is not recommended, and would probably result in data
loss. If you want multiple clients to share a remote resource, use a
network file system such as NFS or Coda.
This package provides the server binary for NBD.


Package Version Architecture Repository
nbd-server_3.13-1_i386.deb 3.13 i386 Ubuntu Main
nbd-server - - -


Name Value
adduser -
debconf >= 1.2.9
debconf-2.0 -
libc6 >= 2.15
libglib2.0-0 >= 2.26.0
ucf -


Type URL
Mirror archive.ubuntu.com
Binary Package nbd-server_3.13-1_amd64.deb
Source Package nbd

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install nbd-server deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install nbd-server




2016-01-04 - Wouter Verhelst <wouter@debian.org>
nbd (1:3.13-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* New upstream release.
- Adds missing LFS includes in the treefiles.c file too, so that it doesn't
fail on little-endian 32-bit architectures. Closes: #809581
2015-12-29 - Wouter Verhelst <wouter@debian.org>
nbd (1:3.12.1-2) unstable; urgency=medium
* Drop dependency on initscripts. Closes: #804991.
* Install nbdtab.5 manpage
* tests/code/trim.c: add missing #include for lfs.h, so that off_t is
typedef'd with the LFS defines active. This should fix various FTBFS
* Cherry-pick ee0b0c9a from git HEAD to fix the location of the
readit() function in cliserv.c, so it is defined if WORDS_BIGENDIAN
is active, too.
* Updated translations:
- French, by Christian Perrier; Closes: #809020.
2015-11-11 - Wouter Verhelst <wouter@debian.org>
nbd (1:3.12.1-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* New upstream release
- Fixes listening on IPv6; Closes: #803795.
- Fixes unrepeated use of read() system call; Closes: #703052.
* Merge never-released branch targeted at experimental, which dealt
with the fact that the oldstyle handshake protocol is no longer
supported in nbd upstream.
* Update debconf translation changes introduced in 1:3.10-1~1:
- Dutch, by yours truly
- Portuguese, by Américo Monteiro; Closes: #801911
- Russian, by Yuri Kuzlov; Closes: #801883
- Danish, by Joe Dalton.
- German, by Chris Leick; Closes: #802201
- Czech, by Miroslav Kure; Closes: #803224
- Spanish, by Camaleón; Closes: #803308
2015-05-17 - Wouter Verhelst <wouter@debian.org>
nbd (1:3.10-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* New upstream release.
- Includes new "cowdir" option; Closes: #470963.
* Cherry-pick patch for CVE-2015-0847 from git HEAD; Closes: #784657.
2015-03-20 - Wouter Verhelst <wouter@debian.org>
nbd (1:3.10-1~1) experimental; urgency=medium
* New upstream release.
- Drops support for oldstyle (port-based) exports; only name-based
exports are supported anymore.
* In light of the above, remove support for port-based exports from
debconf code.
* While at it, remove configuration upgrade routines needed only for upgrades
from etch (!) and older
2015-02-25 - Wouter Verhelst <wouter@debian.org>
nbd (1:3.8-4) unstable; urgency=medium
* Rebuild without loads of junk from other branches. My previous build
happened in an unclean git checkout; there was a lot of stuff in the
source package that was not changing the behaviour of the code, yet
was still producing noise in the package. Removed.
2014-10-29 - Wouter Verhelst <wouter@debian.org>
nbd (1:3.8-3) unstable; urgency=medium
* Brown paper bag release.
* Add missing double-semicolon (whoops). Closes: #766888.
2014-05-19 - Wouter Verhelst <wouter@debian.org>
nbd (1:3.8-2) unstable; urgency=medium
* The "deal with 727708" release
* Add some initial support for systemd: Call nbd-client with the
-systemd-mark option from initramfs, to make sure root-on-NBD continues
working properly even if the user is running systemd. Still leaves
writing a systemd generator mumble mumble thing, but that's for
* debian/pre{inst,rm}: remove, no content
* debian/nbd-client.initr{amfs-hook,d}: don't force-load nbd, instead
only load the module if we're actually doing root-on-NBD.
* debian/nbd-server.init.d: add reload target, which sends SIGHUP to
nbd-server. This allows partial reconfiguration from the config
file; however, since it doesn't change existing configurations nor
remove configurations that are no longer active, it's not a full
reload, so leave force-reload as restart. LP:1359799
2014-03-21 - Wouter Verhelst <wouter@debian.org>
nbd (1:3.8-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* New upstream release.
2014-01-21 - Wouter Verhelst <wouter@debian.org>
nbd (1:3.7-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release
- Fixes missing include for LFS definitions; Closes: 735258

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