Why was nslookup removed from FreeBSD 10?
freebsd-doc at fjl.co.uk
Sat Jan 25 19:13:13 UTC 2014
Unbelievable, but true - someone somewhere thought that removing
nslookup from the base system was the way to go.
Why? Can anyone shed any light on how this decision was made?
That's the question. The remainder are a few observations to save an
nslookup has been deprecated in some quarters for while now, with that
annoying message asking people to use dig instead, although ISC changed
its mind on this point after BIND 9.8. That's not a reason, and anyway,
dig is missing too.
Was it dropped because it's part on BIND, and that's been dropped from
the base system (bad idea if you ask me, but no one did)? Well, as far
as I can tell, this move has left us having to use "host" instead, and
that's part of the BIND package too.
What's next? Will someone get the bright idea that "ls" is a bit dated
and/or unfamiliar to Microsofties and replace it with "dir"? (And EVEN
WINDOWS has nslookup).
If I wanted an OS that lacked features such as DNS out of the box, I'd
have chosen Linux.
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