Why was nslookup removed from FreeBSD 10?

Julian H. Stacey jhs at berklix.com
Mon Jan 27 13:51:37 UTC 2014

Hi, Reference:
> 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 
> base.

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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