BIND in the base (Was: Re: tmux(1) in base)
peter at wemm.org
Tue Sep 22 17:55:41 UTC 2009
On Tue, Sep 22, 2009 at 10:14 AM, Gonzalo Nemmi <gnemmi at gmail.com> wrote:
> ... and what about sendmail??
> couldn't it be easily replaced by DMA
I just went and had a quick at dma's info. It looks almost exactly
like what I've been saying for ages we should have in the base instead
of a heavyweight MTA.
"It accepts mails from locally
installed Mail User Agents (MUA) and delivers the mails either locally
or to a remote destination. Remote delivery includes several features
like TLS/SSL support and SMTP authentication."
On the subject of host/dig/nslookup. We had an old 'host' and
'nslookup' that were replaced with bind's heavyweight versions.
Perhaps those could be revived and refreshed?
The functionality of 'host' that I care about is:
peter at overcee[10:19AM]~-1177> host www.yahoo.com
www.yahoo.com is an alias for www.wa1.b.yahoo.com.
www.wa1.b.yahoo.com is an alias for www-real.wa1.b.yahoo.com.
www-real.wa1.b.yahoo.com has address 184.108.40.206
peter at overcee[10:31AM]~-1178> host yahoo.com
yahoo.com has address 220.127.116.11
yahoo.com has address 18.104.22.168
yahoo.com has address 22.214.171.124
yahoo.com mail is handled by 1 g.mx.mail.yahoo.com.
yahoo.com mail is handled by 1 a.mx.mail.yahoo.com.
yahoo.com mail is handled by 1 b.mx.mail.yahoo.com.
yahoo.com mail is handled by 1 c.mx.mail.yahoo.com.
yahoo.com mail is handled by 1 d.mx.mail.yahoo.com.
yahoo.com mail is handled by 1 e.mx.mail.yahoo.com.
yahoo.com mail is handled by 1 f.mx.mail.yahoo.com.
peter at overcee[10:31AM]~-1179> host 126.96.36.199
188.8.131.52.in-addr.arpa domain name pointer f1.www.vip.sp1.yahoo.com.
In other words, it's going to have to talk to the res_* functions in
libc again instead of bind's replacement.
Peter Wemm - peter at wemm.org; peter at FreeBSD.org; peter at yahoo-inc.com; KI6FJV
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