Why was nslookup removed from FreeBSD 10?

Frank Leonhardt frank2 at fjl.co.uk
Sun Jan 26 21:53:51 UTC 2014

On 26/01/2014 14:20, Julian H. Stacey wrote:
>> There must be a discussion about how the decision was taken somewhere,
>> mustn't there? If there isn't, its looking like an accident.
>> Regards, Frank.
> Hi Frank & questions@,
> There were discussions.  Nslookup was treated as a corollary of
> removing bind from src/ to ports/. To find discussions search archives
> with word bind in subject headers, (better than keyword nslookup or named).
> I recall archives to search as current@ or stable@ freebsd.org.
> The rationale for bind removal from src/ I thought ill advised; it won't
> suprise me if FreeBSD gets roasted for no longer being net server ready.
> Complaints or calls for review should go to <arch at freebsd.org>.
> Cheers,
> Julian
Thanks - I'm following this up. Incidentally, I've tested it and 
nslookup /runs/ just fine without any other part of BIND being present.

Regards, Frank.

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