> [nslookup being deprecated]
> On Fri, Jan 16, 2004 at 01:58:44PM -0500, Jerry McAllister wrote:
> > I don't mean to ask about the meaning of the word deprecated, but
> > rather, is nslookup being deprecated a LINUXy thing, or is that
> > going to happen in FreeBSD too?
> No, it's neither Linux nor BSD derived.  BIND is developed by the
> Internet Software Consortium (http://www.isc.org/products/BIND/), and
> they are the people responsible for that decision.  Most Unix vendors
> ship ISC Bind code and applications standard with their OSes, plus
> there are quite a few shrink-wrap products based on ISC code, which
> explains why nslookup(1) has been such a long time a-dying.
> FreeBSD uses a pretty straight port of ISC BIND to provide named(8),
> host(1), dig(1) etc., (but AFAIK doesn't use the straight BIND
> resolver code in libc) -- so nslookup(1) will disappear from FreeBSD
> when ISC releases (and then FreeBSD imports) a BIND version without
> it.  Same probably goes for most Linux distributions.

OK.   It is just that when something gets labeled "deprecated" often
there is a note indicating that put in the man page, but I didn't see
one for nslookup.


>       Cheers,
>       Matthew
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