1. Follow Download instructions to install knot-resolver package
  2. $ systemctl start kresd@1

Knot Resolver is now running on localhost and will recursively resolve any incoming queries.

See daemon documentation page for more information.


Occasionally a major version release might require a manual upgrade. Please refer to Upgrading Guide for major releases.

Comprehensive documentation

Docs are available online at

Offline documentation is also available in knot-resolver-doc package for most distributions.

Read the Docs also offers downloads of PDF, HTML archive, and EPUB formats for viewing offline.