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Re: HEADS UP: BIND Removal. Short instructions for migration to pkgsrc-BIND

From: Freddie Cash <fjwcash@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 6 May 2010 11:36:49 -0700

On Thu, May 6, 2010 at 11:01 AM, Chris Turner <c.turner@199technologies.org> wrote:
Sascha Wildner wrote:
The only question is: Do we want to _maintain_ a drill and libldns in our base from now on? Because that's what we would have to do if it's in base.

there needs to be some way to verify DNS out of the box. period. without pkgsrc. period. this is non optional, IMHO.

otherwise I might as well port System-III unix and start UUCPing my email with a 300bps acoustic coupler..

kernel!dragonfly!ucbvax anyone?

If you just need to verify that DNS works (resolve hostname to IP), then what's wrong with "ping some.host.com"?  ;)  Kills two birds with one stone:  DNS lookups work, and Internet connection is live (if using a hostname on the Internet).

No need for host, dig, nslookup, etc.  ;)
Freddie Cash

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