stable 7.0 and nslookup help command

xer xernet xernet at
Tue Oct 7 23:36:29 PDT 2008

Yes, thanx to all of you and your answers..
I'm just a dig user now, but..
The question now is:
- if i want to implement /usr/share/misc/ in nslookup (even if nslookup is evil) how can i do that?
I need to know, i want learn this "fact" i will not use nslookup anymore, but i'm still curios HOW was implemented on older STABLE-5.5

Thanx again :-)

> To: rwatson at
> CC: koitsu at; xernet at; freebsd-stable at
> Subject: Re: stable 7.0 and nslookup help command 
> Date: Tue, 7 Oct 2008 15:44:22 -0700
> From: oberman at
> More importantly, dig(1) uses the standard resolver routines while
> nslookup has its own. This has, in some cases, resulted in different
> results from nslookup than for what the stub resolver returns which can
> really lead one down the primrose path when troubleshooting.
> I consider nslookup to be evil. host(1) and dig(1) work well and I have
> not seen any plans to deprecate host(1). It's just that host is a quick
> lookup tool while dig(1) is a serious tool for DNS analysis and testing.
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