How to find the reverse on a IP address?
m.seaman at infracaninophile.co.uk
Fri Jan 16 11:20:57 PST 2004
[nslookup being deprecated]
On Fri, Jan 16, 2004 at 01:58:44PM -0500, Jerry McAllister wrote:
> I don't mean to ask about the meaning of the word deprecated, but
> rather, is nslookup being deprecated a LINUXy thing, or is that
> going to happen in FreeBSD too?
No, it's neither Linux nor BSD derived. BIND is developed by the
Internet Software Consortium (http://www.isc.org/products/BIND/), and
they are the people responsible for that decision. Most Unix vendors
ship ISC Bind code and applications standard with their OSes, plus
there are quite a few shrink-wrap products based on ISC code, which
explains why nslookup(1) has been such a long time a-dying.
FreeBSD uses a pretty straight port of ISC BIND to provide named(8),
host(1), dig(1) etc., (but AFAIK doesn't use the straight BIND
resolver code in libc) -- so nslookup(1) will disappear from FreeBSD
when ISC releases (and then FreeBSD imports) a BIND version without
it. Same probably goes for most Linux distributions.
Dr Matthew J Seaman MA, D.Phil. 26 The Paddocks
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