[Bug 265628] Handbook Chapter 29 mentions BIND shipped with FreeBSD

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Date: Thu, 04 Aug 2022 13:21:21 UTC

            Bug ID: 265628
           Summary: Handbook Chapter 29 mentions BIND shipped with FreeBSD
           Product: Documentation
           Version: Latest
          Hardware: Any
                OS: Any
            Status: New
          Severity: Affects Only Me
          Priority: ---
         Component: Books & Articles
          Assignee: doc@FreeBSD.org
          Reporter: knezour@weboutsourcing.cz

Handbook section 29.5.1. Why do I have to use the FQDN for hosts on my site?
mentions BIND shipped with FreeBSD which is no longer actual. Following two
paragraphs are misleading regarding current default OS installation.

This is because the version of BIND which ships with FreeBSD no longer provides
default abbreviations for non-FQDNs other than the local domain. An unqualified
host such as mumble must either be found as mumble.foo.bar.edu, or it will be
searched for in the root domain.

In older versions of BIND, the search continued across mumble.bar.edu, and
mumble.edu. RFC 1535 details why this is considered bad practice or even a
security hole.

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