> > [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. ////jerry > > Cheers, > > Matthew > _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"