Why was nslookup removed from FreeBSD 10?
Julian H. Stacey
jhs at berklix.com
Mon Jan 27 13:51:37 UTC 2014
> From: Darren Pilgrim <list_freebsd at bluerosetech.com>
> Reply-to: freebsd-questions <freebsd-questions at freebsd.org>
> Date: Sun, 26 Jan 2014 20:22:26 -0800
Darren Pilgrim wrote:
> On 1/26/2014 6:20 AM, Julian H. Stacey wrote:
> > 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.
> The irony being that if you were at all serious about running mail, DNS,
> NTP, etc., you used a port because the in-base versions were old and
> could not be easily upgraded in the event of security problems. This is
> one of many points made during the discussion on removing BIND from the
bind was in src/ from 4.4BSD_Lite to 9.2-RELEASE. No warning of pending
removal in a prior release. Alternatives existed, but removal was forced
& botched, too late before release, (inconsistencies were still being
reported between src & ports very recently). Lack of management & planning.
Julian Stacey, BSD Unix Linux C Sys Eng Consultant, Munich http://berklix.com
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