Bind within src-contrib

Johnson David davidjohnson at
Wed Oct 12 10:26:56 PDT 2005

From: Frank Laszlo [mailto:laszlof at]

> How would you like a system with no host(1), dig(1), or nslookup(1)? I 
> personally consider these tools essential for a freebsd system.

Are these utilities used anywhere else in FreeBSD, such as the startup
scripts? Are they something required by the vast majority of users? If not,
I wouldn't consider them "essential". That doesn't mean I would move them to
ports, as there's a lot of other non-essential software in the base system
(biff, indent, etc.).


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