Recently on bind-users I asked whether anyone is using the lightweight
resolver interface to BIND (lwresd, named with a "lwres" statement in
named.conf, applications linked with liblwres).

Only one person responded that they do use it, and their use of it is
one that affords alternative solutions.  There was quite a lot of
support for the idea of deprecating it, and no objections.

Consequently, the lightweight resolver interface will be removed from
BIND as of 9.12.0, currently scheduled for sometime around the end of
this year.

The lightweight resolver will remain available in all earlier branches.
BIND 9.11 will be supported for several years to come.  However, anyone
using applications that link with liblwres should plan to switch to
another resolver API.

Evan Hunt --
Internet Systems Consortium, Inc.
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